Ignis Brunensis

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The Ignis Brunensis is an international firework competition held annually at the end of May and beginning of June in Brno, Czech Republic. The name of competition is Latin for Fire of Brno.

Program[edit]

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[1] 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.

History[edit]

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.[2]

Winners[edit]

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 Spain FUEGOS ARTIFICIALES A. CABALLER Czech Republic FLASH BARRANDOV SFX Czech Republic FLASH BARRANDOV SFX Spain FUEGOS ARTIFICIALES A. CABALLER
2004 Czech Republic FLASH BARRANDOV SFX Czech Republic FLASH BARRANDOV SFX Czech Republic FLASH BARRANDOV SFX Italy Panzera
2006 Portugal MACEDO’S PIROTECNIA Portugal MACEDO’S PIROTECNIA Czech Republic FLASH BARRANDOV SFX Portugal MACEDO’S PIROTECNIA
2007 Portugal MACEDO’S PIROTECNIA Portugal MACEDO’S PIROTECNIA Portugal MACEDO’S PIROTECNIA South Africa FIREWORKS FOR AFRICA
2008 Czech Republic FLASH BARRANDOV SFX France FETES & FEUX Japan MARUTAMAYA Japan MARUTAMAYA
2009 Portugal GRUPO LUSO PIROTECNIA Austria PYROVISION Portugal GRUPO LUSO PIROTECNIA Portugal GRUPO LUSO PIROTECNIA
2010 Slovakia PYRA Germany NOCTILUCA France STORM ARTIFICES Czech Republic FLASH BARRANDOV SFX & THEATRUM PYROBOLI
2011 Italy VACCALLUZZO France STORM ARTIFICES Italy VACCALLUZZO Italy VACCALLUZZO
2012 Australia FOTI INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS Spain PIROTECNIA RICARDO CABALLER China PANDA FIREWORKS Australia FOTI INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS China PANDA FIREWORKS
2013 Switzerland SUGYP Switzerland SUGYP Poland SUREX Switzerland SUGYP Poland SUREX
2014 Greece NANOS FIREWORKS Croatia MIRNOVEC PIROTEHNIKA Austria FEUERWERKE JOST Croatia MIRNOVEC PIROTEHNIKA Czech Republic THEATRUM PYROBOLI

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Celková návštěvnost festivalových akcí, Official Ignis Brunesis website, accessed December 24, 2010.
  2. ^ Výsledky, Official Ignis Brunesis website, accessed December 24, 2010.

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