The event lasts about two weeks and involves the whole city of Brno. It is introduced by non-competitive fireworks launched from the city centre. From this moment competing fireworks are presented outside the city centre on the nearby Brno Dam where the effect is increased by reflection from the water. Each fireworks show lasts about 22 minutes, with synchronized music broadcast by the local radio station. Shows are held one by one every second or third day. The event attracts from 100,000 to 200,000 visitors The closing ceremony again includes non-competing fireworks launched from the city centre. Local museums, castles and other institutions also participate in the event, with their own programmes.
Ignis Brunensis started in 1998. Until 2002 it was either a national fireworks competition (1998, 2000, 2002) or a non-competitive exhibition (1999, 2001). Since 2003 it has been a significant international competition, with 4 or 5 competing entries.
|Year||Main Prize||Prize of Czech Television "Scene amongst Fire"||Prize of Czech Radio "Music amongst Fire"||People's Choice||Special Prize by the Mayor of Brno for the design of the compulsory part|
|2003||FUEGOS ARTIFICIALES A. CABALLER||FLASH BARRANDOV SFX||FLASH BARRANDOV SFX||FUEGOS ARTIFICIALES A. CABALLER|
|2004||FLASH BARRANDOV SFX||FLASH BARRANDOV SFX||FLASH BARRANDOV SFX||Panzera|
|2006||MACEDO’S PIROTECNIA||MACEDO’S PIROTECNIA||FLASH BARRANDOV SFX||MACEDO’S PIROTECNIA|
|2007||MACEDO’S PIROTECNIA||MACEDO’S PIROTECNIA||MACEDO’S PIROTECNIA||FIREWORKS FOR AFRICA|
|2008||FLASH BARRANDOV SFX||FETES & FEUX||MARUTAMAYA||MARUTAMAYA|
|2009||GRUPO LUSO PIROTECNIA||PYROVISION||GRUPO LUSO PIROTECNIA||GRUPO LUSO PIROTECNIA|
|2010||PYRA||NOCTILUCA||STORM ARTIFICES||FLASH BARRANDOV SFX & THEATRUM PYROBOLI|
|2012||FOTI INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS||PIROTECNIA RICARDO CABALLER||PANDA FIREWORKS||FOTI INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS||PANDA FIREWORKS|
|2014||NANOS FIREWORKS||MIRNOVEC PIROTEHNIKA||FEUERWERKE JOST||MIRNOVEC PIROTEHNIKA||THEATRUM PYROBOLI|
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