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.

There will be an ASL interpreter for the show.

2023 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 paid for their event package.)


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


The deadline for completing your entry in the IJA Juggling Championships is May 15, 2023. To find out more, 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.


Unique Derique


Shih Rong Huang

Masahiro Kudo

Michael Karas

Matan Presberg

Manuel Mitasch

Jeremiah Johnston


Manuel Mitasch & Moritz Rosner



Morris Performing Arts Center

A stunning, spectacularly beautiful historic live performance theater, recently restored to its original 1920’s glory. The beauty of the Morris is a sight to behold, and is an important historical reminder of the importance of the arts in South Bend. No theater in America could be a more awe-inspiring venue for a week of juggling joy and thrills for the 76th Annual IJA festival.

The Morris PAC will be our venue for four nights of world-class juggling that are the unforgettable highlights of every IJA festival.