The goal of the IJA Juggling Championships is to reward a stage-performed juggling act that is entertaining and marketable to a broad audience. The IJA Juggling Championships finals are held every year during the annual IJA Festival. Tickets for the final round of competitions are sold to the public.

2022 Medals & Prize Money

The top three acts in each division will receive IJA Championships medals and monetary awards.

In addition, this year, all Individuals and Juniors competitors who qualify for the finals of the Juggling Championships, will receive a FREE festival Event Package, and Teams will receive this benefit for up to four people on each team. (Such finalists who register for the festival with an Event Package before becoming finalists will be refunded the full price of their Event Package price.)

First Place – Gold Medal$1,000$1,500$500
Second Place – Silver Medal$400$600$200
Third Place – Bronze Medal$200$300$100


To find out more about the 2022 IJA Juggling Championships, including the application and selection process for competitors, the complete rules and requirements, and the medals and prizes, please see the IJA Juggling Championships Rules.


Scot Nery


Futa Fujimoto

Kathryn Carr

Stephen Doutt

Pun Ho Lam


Matthew Walmsley

LilyRuth Mamary

Leona Barocas




Paramount Theatre

A stunning, spectacularly beautiful historic live performance theatre, recently restored to its original 1920’s glory. The beauty of the Paramount brought tears to the eyes of many an IJA performers in 2017, and it is only more breathtaking today as it enters its second century as the home of the performing arts in Cedar Rapids. No theater in America could be a more awe-inspiring venue for a week of juggling joy and thrills for the 75th Annual IJA festival.

The Paramount will be our venue for four nights of world-class juggling and variety shows and IJA Championships that are the unforgettable highlights of every IJA festival.