This is the biggest event in the fireworks calendar for Canada and teams have been competing against one another since the inaugural event in 1985 as this year sees the teams compete in the 31st edition of the Montreal International Fireworks Competition.
The displays take place on a number of Wednesday’s and Saturday’s throughout the month of July and the finale from non competing team will see it closed on 1st August 2015.
The teams will display for 30 minutes and will show the best of their abilities to the judges who will determine, after seeing all the teams displays, which of them best captured their imaginations and took them on a journey into the night sky.
Each of the teams have already submitted their theme, musical selections for authorisation and the jury, on display day, will be looking at the following aspects of their efforts:
Quality of display – The overall look of the display, checking for dark sky moments amongst misfires etc and the impact they have.
Variety of Style – This is simply ensuring that the quality of the products used are rich and varied with lots of style and colour.
Synchronicity – The judges check to ensure that the pyro and music are in harmony with one another – it would be a little pointless to have super loud titanium bursts to a lullaby! (although, I would imagine some would disagree).
Pyromusical concept – This checks on the originality and artistry of the display in conjunction with the music selection. The judges always give additional marks for innovative new concepts and ideas which draw their attention.
Overall – Points are awarded as a whole from concept to music and effects and their complete impact on the showcase.
Here are the competitors, the date of their display, the country they represent and the theme:
Wednesday 1st July 2015 – Non competitive firework display – B E M Feux d artifices – Theme: Salute our troops
Saturday 4th July 2015 – England – Jubilee Fireworks
Theme: Vivre la difference
Saturday 11th July 2015 – Italy – APE Parente Fireworks – Theme: Pyro rock n roll
Wednesday 15th July 2015 – Canada – Archangel Fireworks Inc – Theme: Armageddon
Saturday 18th July 2015 – Hong Kong – China – Vulcan Fireworks – Theme: On the road again
Saturday 25th July 2015 – USA – Rozzis Famous Fireworks – Theme: The seasons of life
Wednesdays 29th July 2015 – France – Artifices J C O – Theme: Dynamite Circus
Saturday 1st August 2015 – Non competitive closing Souza La Ronde display – Theme: Tribute to Madonna
As you can see detailed, representing the UK is the formidable team from Jubilee Fireworks who have won some of the industry’s highest accolades including The British Firework Championships in Plymouth, The World Firework Championships in Blackpool as well as international acclaim in winning the Philippines International Pyrotechnic Competition, Knokke Heist and Monaco to name just a few. However, they are up against some of the best in the World so no easy task but the very best of luck to all involved and we sincerely hope that everything goes to plan.