Poster edition 2018
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In case it detects any inconsistency in the wording of the rules between Catalan, Spanish and the English version will prevail version in Catalan language.
Grant of 19,000 euros each fireworks.
First prize of 6,000 euros and second of 2,000
The pyrotechnic company that finishes in first place will be invited:
Winner 2018 edition, shot fires on Tuesday 24
Hermanos Ferrández was originally founded in 1892, when the pyrotechnic arts became a family tradition handed down from generation to generation. It is currently run by four brothers, the sons of Antonio Ferrández, who have more than 60 years’ experience in the sector.
Leo Ferrández, who designs the displays, is one of today’s leading pyrotechnic experts, combining sound and light in his own unique way. Innovation and tradition are the trademarks of this company, in which creativity is ever-present in each of their displays.
Winner of the International Costa Brava Fireworks Contest in 2017 and 2018 with its extremely high-quality fireworks, Hermanos Ferrández return to Blanes keen to claim the title of champion for a third consecutive year, and amaze audiences and critics with its new features and pyrotechnic creations.
This company was founded in 1850 by Annunziato Poleggi, continuing the tradition of his ancestors who were great masters of the pyrotechnic arts. In 1915 the company was awarded a parchment and gold medal by the Congress of Milan for providing the best special effects and pyrotechnics.
Pirotecnica Poleggi is known for having passed its art and passion for pyrotechnics from father to son, and has achieved wide-reaching and important success at pyrotechnic exhibitions and contests both in Italy and abroad. This firm aims to thrill and amaze its audiences with its spectacular displays.
A highly skilled expert at planning and launching fireworks, Angelo Poleggi is the firm’s designer and is also in charge of the artistic and technological planning, scenic design and synchronising the firm’s pyrotechnic and pyromusical displays.
Some of the company’s recent achievements include first prize in the 28th International Fireworks Competition in Bilbao (2018) and first prize in the City of Tarragona International Fireworks Competition (2018), as well as participating in the 52nd International Fireworks Competition in San Sebastian (2017) and the prestigious Malta International Fireworks Festival (2016).
Founded in 1965 by Manuel Crespo Ortells, this company has been managed since 1992 by his son José Manuel Crespo Vidal who, at just 17 years old, became Spain’s youngest pyrotechnic expert and is currently considered to be one of today’s leading fireworks designers.
Renowned as one of the most important companies in the sector, Pirotecnia Valenciana faithfully embodies the traditional spirit of the Valencian pyrotechnic arts, while reinterpreting them using new technologies to design its fireworks displays.
From its extensive experience at national and international festivals and contests, the firm’s most recent awards include: first prize at the 25th International Fireworks Competition in Bilbao (2015); second prize (Concha de Plata) at the 52nd International Fireworks Competition in San Sebastian (2015); and first prize at the City of Tarragona International Fireworks Competition (2016).
Gironina, SL is a leading company in the recreational pyrotechnics world thanks to its long history in the business since it was created in 1950.
The firm has experienced a meteoric rise in the world of large fireworks displays since its transformation in 2012, when it hired young people with new ideas to work alongside its experienced team. Gironina’s fame as an innovative and reliable company in the professional fireworks sector surprised even its owner Eduard Conillera Albertí, who said that success “has arrived faster than we expected”
Notable awards received:
Logroño (19.09.2018) First prize at the 11th International Fireworks Competition at the San Mateo Festival.
Alicante (16.06.2018) First prize at the “Les Fogueres de Sant Joan” Fireworks Competition.
Alicante (27.06.2016) Second prize at the “Les Fogueres de Sant Joan” Fireworks Competition .
Bilbao (17.08.2014) First prize awarded by the public for best fireworks display at the 24th Villa de Bilbao International Fireworks Competition during the ‘Aste Nagusia’ Great Week Festival.
Tarragona (04.07.2013) Second prize in the 23rd City of Tarragona International Fireworks Competition.
Founded in 1860, Pirotecnia Zaragozana is one of the oldest companies on the Spanish pyrotechnic scene. It began life as a small workshop in a rural area of Zaragoza run by Ángel Sanz, and over the years it has transformed into a true fireworks factory, always managed by the same family.
This tradition, handed down from generation to generation, combined with continuous innovation, has made the name of Pirotecnia Zaragozana synonymous with prestige and high quality all over the world. Over the course of its long history, it has won numerous internationally recognised prizes and awards.
In 2014 the company joined the Etienne Lacroix group, which has been present in the pyrotechnic industry since 1739. Both entities share the same values of independence, ethics and excellence, and this union has granted Pirotecnia Zaragozana greater development capacity on both an industrial and commercial level within the group. Its subsidiary, Ruggieri, indisputable European leader in the production of pyrotechnic displays, provides access to additional technical and artistic resources, bringing its globally acquired experienced to Pirotecnia Zaragozana’s shows.
Since 2017 Pirotecnia Zaragozana has been managed by Luis Brunchú, a fourth-generation pyrotechnic expert from this renowned family.
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