Last Saturday night, on the racecourse at Compiegne, it was the battle of all battles as the three finalists put on the performances of their lives to win the Master of Gold.
Over 12,000 attended the event to enjoy this fantastic spectacle in Compiegne. The voting was carried out by a blind jury and the overall winners were commended on their performance and that they created the biggest and best display, showcasing the theme of the evening “THE GREAT WORKS”
After some tough competition, the company to take the trophy and become the first winners in the history of the master of fire were Grand Final from France.
The public voted and awarded the public prize to the team from Nano Fireworks from Greece
Congratulations to everyone that made it this far in the first-ever grand finale of the masters of gold, with a bigger congratulations to the overall winners France.
We are looking forward to seeing what the 2020 competition brings.
WHAT: PYRONALE 2019 WHY: INTERNATIONAL PYROTECHNIC COMPETITION WHERE: OLYMPIC STADIUM, MAIFELD, BERLIN WHEN: 30TH AND 31ST AUGUST 2019
The skies over Germany’s fabulous Olympic Stadium in Berlin has been the centre for this wonderful firework competition since 2006 and continues to thrill audiences from across the region over this two-day spectacular.
The competition comprises of an obligatory and a freestyle programme. In the case of the obligatory programme, the competitors with doing this without sound and using specific colour combinations, but the freestyle is choregraphed to music and the colour selections is down to the competing team.
In this event the voting takes place from two angles; the Jury of a selection of men and women from the entertainments and pyro community and the gathered audience. There were three teams on each day which started with the pre-determined display and then moved onto their choregraphed selection.
The elaborate and breath-taking event ‘Best of Six’ has the six teams competing over the two-day period before the audience voting takes place. During this a special ‘fire-show’ entertained the crowd by Flash Art; a specialist live arts entertainment group who work worldwide creating memories.
Last year’s award winners were:
HERON FIREWORKS – NETHERLANDS
POTSDAMMER FIREWORKS – GERMANY
ORION ART – RUSSIA
Competing this year were:
SLOVENIA – HAMEX
MEXICO – MARTARELLO RAMOS
SUREX – POLAND
NETHERLANDS – HERON FIREWORKS
ROMANIA – PYRO EVENTS
NORWAY – NORTH STAR FIREWORKS
The competition was fierce with a great showing from all the competitors but the overall winner with a beautiful show with precision firing and great choreography was Surex from Poland.
WHAT: DA NANG INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK FESTIVAL 2018 WHY: INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION WHERE: DA NANG, VIETNAM WHEN: SUMMER 2018
Some of the best exponents of pyrotechnic art brought together to battle it out with bright and beautiful firework effects and colour again this year.
It has become one of the most visited areas in the World and each year the increase in arrivals in the Country has gone up 25% every year for the last 5 years and it shows no sign of slowing down thanks to its dramatic landscape, the friendliness and hospitality of its people, some of the best, cleanest and most beautiful beaches and of course the food is beautifully fresh.
The teams this year hailed from Portugal, Hong Kong, USA, France, Poland, Sweden, Italy and of course local representatives from Vietnam.
The winner of the Firework Competition was the team from Martello SR Italy who once again lifted the trophy for the second year running with their theme ‘Legend of Bridges’.
In my opinion, the first couple of minutes of the Italian display was a little odd as it was all to come side and there was little choreography going on as the timing was well and truly shot and the symmetry off. However, once they gained some momentum, it was simply gorgeous and some of the big shells were outstanding in both effect and sheer magnitude. A poor start quickly became a stunning display – well done Martello SR.