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As the sun dipped below the horizon, the skies above Plymouth came alive with a symphony of colour, light, and sound during the highly anticipated British Firework Championships of 2023. This year's event, held against the stunning backdrop of Plymouth's historic waterfront, proved to be a sensory spectacle that left attendees and viewers in awe. Let's dive into the enchanting world of fireworks that has captivated the hearts of thousands.

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The British Firework Championships showcased the exceptional talents of six renowned pyrotechnic companies from across the United Kingdom. Each competitor brought their unique vision and creativity to the night sky, vying for the coveted title of champion.

The Competitors:
• Skyburst The Firework Co.
• Shockwave Pyrotechnics
• Pyrovision
• Distant Thunder Fireworks
• Electrify Fireworks
• The UK Firework Company

All six teams brought everything they had to the table, firing stunning waterfall fireworks, huge gold lingering willows, filling the sky from left to right with beautiful colours and effects.

Each display lasted ten minutes, and to make the competition fair, each team was given the same limit on powder weight for their fireworks, what mattered was how they decided to utilise it.

Here are some of the best displays from the event:

Shockwave Pyrotechnics:

With some brilliant, patterned shells and massive silver finale, Shockwave Pyrotechnics brought their A-Game to Plymouth.

Distant Thunder Pyrotechnics:

Distant Thunder fired some amazing sequences, bringing creativity and flare to the competition.

Skyburst, The Firework Co:

Skyburst really pushed the boat out with this show. Their sourcing of unusual pyrotechnics was a great call, and they really brought to life a show full of surprises, and twists and turns at every corner. Multi-break shells, making brilliant use of different height variations, mesmerizing colours, this show was a stand-out.

To see the full lineup, all six shows, and expert commentary, click the links below:

Night 1, Wednesday 16th August

Night 2, Thursday 17th August

The winners:

1st Place: Skyburst the Firework Co.
2nd Place: Shockwave Pyrotechnics
3rd Place: Pyrovision

The British Firework Championships of 2023 proved to be a celebration of creativity, innovation, and the sheer beauty of the night sky. The event not only showcased the incredible talents of the participating pyrotechnic companies but also provided a platform for them to push the boundaries of their craft. As the fireworks illuminated the waters of Plymouth and painted the sky with a kaleidoscope of colours, it was a reminder of the power of human creativity to create moments of wonder and joy.

Whether you were fortunate enough to witness the event in person or caught glimpses of the stunning displays online, the British Firework Championships of 2023 will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression in the memories of all who experienced it. Until next year's spectacle, let's hold onto the magic that was created in the skies above Plymouth.

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