The 21st Macau International Fireworks Displays
Contest will be held on September 5, 12, 19, 26 and October 1 at
the sea area in front of the Macau Tower.
As October 1 is China's National Day, teams from
Austria and China will deploy their skills to add extra sparkle to
This year, each participating team
is requested to complement their display with music to enthrall
the audience with a light and sound spectacular.
To enhance the
enjoyment, the organizer will install sound systems at the
waterfront of the Macau Tower Outdoor Plaza, at the Macau Tower
Street seaside and at the square in front of Kun Iam Statue on
Ave. Dr Sun Yat Sen so that the public can enjoy synchronized
music to the spectacular displays.
In past years, world
renowned pyrotechnic companies have participated in the Macau
International Fireworks Display Contest. Likewise, 10 teams from
various countries and regions were invited to take part this year
again, including teams from France, Italy and Austria who will
join the event for the first time.
The Macau International
Fireworks Display Contest has gained worldwide recognition for the
quality of the participating teams, the scale and the performance
standard of the contest. The contest this year features ten teams
from Spain, Korea, Chinese Taiwan, France, Italy, the Philippines,
Japan, Portugal, Austria and China.
Pirotecnia S.A. from Spain has a history of over 130 years and has
won over 100 prizes throughout the world in fireworks festivals
and contests. The preservation of traditional techniques and
craftsmanship accompanied by the pursuit of new technologies has
kept the company on the leading edge of the fireworks industry.
Established in 1992, Féérie from France specializes in combining
music and pyrotechnic effects to bring "life, spirit and soul" to
every step of the show and a whole new range of feelings to the
audience's body and mind.
La Tirrena s.a.s. Fireworks from
Italy has won several international championships between 2001 and
Luso Pirotecnia Group took part in the 19th Macau
International Fireworks Display Contest and staged a fireworks
display to celebrate the anniversary of the establishment of Macau
SAR in 2008. Luso Pirotecnia Group has a great concern in the
process of conceptualization of each fireworks show and has
created a department to analyze and conceive each project.
fireevent Die Feuerwerker from Austria puts great value on the use
of the highest quality products and modern technical equipment. It
puts on a 50 minutes show, combined with light and laser, to over
120,000 audiences in the SOUND & LIGHT Event in Luxemburg last
Performing over 150 fireworks shows a year, Tamaya
Kitahara Fireworks Co., Ltd. from Japan produces firework shells
which are perfectly spherical, a unique technique in Japan that
allow the shape of the fireworks to remain stable when exploded,
showing the same effect when viewed at different angles. The
company also uses the latest computer technology to ignite the
Hanwha Corporation, who started to participate in the
Macau International Fireworks Display Contest since 1991, is the
leading company in pyrotechnics in Korea. Its pyromusical designs
have integrated multi-media elements such as laser projections and
beams enhanced with many pyrotechnical special effects.
Hunan Jixiu Fireworks Manufacturing & Display Company from China
was recognized by the first International Fireworks Quality and
Safety Forum as the Best Fireworks Display Unit. It also took part
in the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.
Dar Fireworks Mfg. Co., Ltd. from Chinese Taiwan has participated
five times in the Macau International Fireworks Display Contest,
including the 1st edition in 1989. Over the years, Wan Dar has
been working on new designs of fireworks shows through
participation in international fireworks festivals and
Hannah Pyro from the Philippines was the 2nd runner
up in the Hanover Fireworks Competition in Germany in 2008. It was
the first Southeast Asian company to take part in the event.
To enhance the quality and attractiveness of the contest, MGTO
has increased the production subsidy and cash prizes to the
fireworks teams since last year.
The production subsidy has been
raised to US$20,000. Cash prize to the winner has increased to
US$8,000, while prizes to the first and second runners-up have
increased to US$4,000 and US$2,500 respectively.
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