Philippine International Pyromusical Competition

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Philippine International Pyromusical Competition
Status Active
Genre Competition
Location(s) Pasay
Country Philippines
Inaugurated 2005 (2005)
Activity Fireworks display

The Philippine International Pyromusical Competition initially known as the World Pyro Olympics is an annual competition among fireworks manufacturers from different countries held in the Philippines which runs for five days for World Pyro Olympics and 6 weeks for The Philippine International Pyromusical Competition. Two countries fire each day; the last participant fires on the final evening of the event.

The host of the event does not participate in the competition but performs a fireworks display on the last night. Awards, such as the People’s Choice, are given out after the exhibition. The crowning of the competition's winners ends the event.

As the World Pyro Olympics[edit]

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2005[edit]

The first World Pyro Olympics took place in 2005 in The Esplanade at the back of then unfinished SM Mall of Asia in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines from December 26 to December 30.[citation needed] Firework materials were placed in the participant's barge floating within Manila Bay. Major firework makers from nine countries participated in the competition.[1] The event host, La Mancha Group of the Philippines along with the nine foreign fireworks makers, held a fireworks demonstration on the last day.[2] La Mancha organized the 1st International Fireworks Festival on December 2002 and the World Pyro Olympics Exhibition in March and April 2004; Australia was awarded champion.[citation needed]

The schedule of the fireworks shows was as follows:

2007[edit]

The event was hosted by the Philippines from January 5 to 13, 2007[3] at The Esplanade at the then newly completed SM Mall of Asia.[4] Nine foreign countries competed in the second edition.[5] La Mancha of the Philippines was the host company. The United Kingdom won the 2007 competition and the team from China won an award for technical precision

2008[edit]

Once again, the World Pyro Olympics was hosted by the Philippines from May 3 to May 31, Saturdays only, at The Esplanade in front of the SM Mall of Asia. La Mancha Pyro Productions held a pyromusical display on the final night of the competition. The countries that participated were Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, and Venezuela. Italy won the said competition.

As the Philippine International PyroMusical Competition[edit]

2010[edit]

Fireworks display by Australian firm, Howards And Sons Pyrotechnics.

The 1st Philippine International PyroMusical Competition 2010 was held at SM Mall of Asia starting February to March. Patrons were given a platform to see how their own countries performed.[citation needed] The countries that participated were the United States, United Kingdom, China, France, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. The Philippines provided the opening and closing exhibitions.[6]

  • February 14, 2010
    •  Philippines – Platinum Fireworks Inc. (Opening Exhibition)
    •  USA – PyroFire Display
  • February 21, 2010
    •  UK – Jubilee Fireworks
    •  China – Liuyang Jinsheng Fireworks
  • February 28, 2010
    •  France – Brezac Artifices
    •  Japan – Tamaya Kitahara Fireworks Co., Ltd.
  • March 7, 2010
  • March 14, 2010
    •  Australia – Howards And Sons Pyrotechnics
    •  Philippines – Platinum Fireworks Inc. (Closing Exhibition)

2011[edit]

The 2nd Philippine International PyroMusical Competition 2011 was held at the SM Mall of Asia starting February to March. The countries that participated were South Korea, Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, China, France, Japan, Canada, Australia, and the Philippines.

  • February 12, 2011
  • February 19, 2011
    •  Portugal – Macedos Pirotecnia
    •  UK – Jubilee Fireworks
  • February 26, 2011
    •  China – Liuyang Jinsheng Fireworks
    •  France – Lacroix Ruggieri
  • March 5, 2011
    •  Japan – Tamaya Kitahara Fireworks Co., Ltd.
    •  Canada – Apogee Fireworks
  • March 12, 2011

2012[edit]

The 3rd Philippine International PyroMusical Competition 2012 was at the SM Mall of Asia starting February to March. Eleven countries showcased their pyrotechnics extravaganzas. The countries participated were South Korea, Malta, Spain, Finland, Portugal, China, Netherlands, Italy, Australia, Canada, and were closed by an exhibition curated by the Philippines.

  • February 11, 2012
  • February 18, 2012
    •  UK – SM Art Pyrotechnics
    •  Spain – Pirotecnia Turis
  • February 25, 2012
    •  Finland – Oy Pyroman Finland Ltd.
    •  Portugal – Grupo Luso Pirotecnia
  • March 3, 2012
  • March 10, 2012
  • March 17, 2012
    •  Italy – Orzella Fireworks
    •  Philippines – Platinum Fireworks Inc. (Closing Exhibition)

2013[edit]

The 4th Philippine International PyroMusical Competition 2013 was also held at the SM Mall of Asia, and commenced February, ending in March. The year 2013 saw Japan, Finland, Taiwan, Spain, United Kingdom, South Korea, Italy, Netherlands, China, Australia, and Canada as participants and the show was closed by an exhibition planned by the Philippines.

  • February 16, 2013
    •  Japan – Tamaya Kitahara
    •  Finland – Oy Pyroman Finland Ltd.
  • February 23, 2013
    •  Taiwan – Yung Feng Fireworkds
    •  Spain – Brunchu Pyro Experience
  • March 2, 2013
  • March 9, 2013
  • March 16, 2013
    •  China – Liuyang New Year Fireworks Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    •  Australia – Fireworkx Inc.
  • March 23, 2013
    •  Canada – Fireworks Spectacular
    •  Philippines – Platinum Fireworks Inc. (Closing Exhibition)

2014[edit]

The 5th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition was held at the SM Mall Of Asia starting from February 15-March 22, 2014. The 5th year of the competition were showcased by 11 countries, Australia, Spain, United Kingdom, France, Japan, China, Germany, Finland, Canada, USA and Philippines.

  • February 15, 2014
    •  Philippines - Platinum Fireworks Inc. (Opening Ceremony)
    •  Australia - Howards and Sons Pyrotechnics
  • February 22, 2014
  • March 1, 2014
    •  France - Brezac Artifices
    •  Japan - Tamaya Kitahara Fireworks
  • March 8, 2014
    •  China - Liuyang New Year Fireworks
    •  Germany - Vulcan Europe
  • March 15, 2014
    •  Finland - Oy Pyroman Finland Ltd.
    •  Canada - Royal Pyrotechnie
  • March 22, 2014
    •  USA - Atlas Pyro Vision
    •  Philippines - Platinum Fireworks Inc. (Closing Exhibition)

2015[edit]

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2016[edit]

The 7th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition was held at the SM Mall of Asia and was run every Saturday night from February 13 to March 19, 2016. 11 countries were showcased their pyromusical displays in the competition.[7]

  • February 13, 2016
  • February 20, 2016
  • February 27, 2016
  • March 5, 2016
    •  Germany - Steffes-Oligfeurwerk
    •  Canada - Fireworks Spectaculars
  • March 12, 2016
  • March 19, 2016
    •  France - Brezac Artefices
    •  Philippines - Platinum Fireworks Inc. (Closing Exhibition)

Participating teams[edit]

(Host nation highlighted.)

World Pyro Olympics Philippine International Pyromusical Competition
Country World Pyro Olympics 2005 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
 Australia Show FX Australia Explosive Productions Howards And Sons Pyrotechnics Fireworkx Howards And Sons Pyrotechnics Skylighter Fireworx
 Brazil Vision Show
 Canada Pyro Studios Apogee Fireworks Fireworks Spectacular Royal Pyrotechnie Fireworks Spectacular
 China Glorious Group Liuyang Jinsheng Fireworks Liuyang New Year Fireworks Polaris Fireworks
 Denmark Bright Star Fireworks
 Finland Oy Pyroman Finland
 France Fetes & Feux Brezac Artifices Lacroix Ruggieri Brezac Artifices Brezac Artifices
 Germany Nico Lünig Event Vulcan Europe Steffes-Oligfeurwerk
 Italy Parente Fireworks Orzella Fireworks Ipon Fireworks S.R.L Martarello Group Parente Fireworks
 Japan Marutamaya-Ogatsu Tamaya Kitahara Tamaya Kitahara Akariya Fireworks
 Malaysia Pyro Splendour Services
 Malta Hanwha Corporation Malta Fireworks
 Mexico Sirius Pyrotechnics
 Netherlands Royal Fireworks Royal Fireworks
 Portugal Macedos Pirotecnia Luso Pirotecnia Grupo Luso
 Philippines La Mancha Group Platinum Fireworks
 Poland Flash Art GmbH
 Russia Orion Art International
 Singapore Redhub Entertainment
 Sweden Göteborgs FyrverkeriFabrik
 Spain Astondoa Piroteknia Pirotecnia Igual Pirotecnia Turis Brunchu Pyro Experience
 South Africa Pyro Spectacular
 South Korea Hanhwa Woori Fireworks Hwarang Fireworks
 Taiwan Yung Feng Fireworks
 United Arab Emirates Flash-Art
 United Kingdom Celtic Fireworks Westcoast Fireworks Jubilee Fireworks SM Art Pyrotechnics Jubilee Fireworks Pyrotex Fireworks
 United States Melrose Pyrotechnics RES Pyrotechnics PyroFire Display Atlas Pyro Vision Atlas Pyro Vision
 Venezuela Venefuegos Artificiales

Winners[edit]

World Pyro Olympics
Edition Gold medal world centered-2.svg Winner Silver medal world centered-2.svg 1st Runner-up Bronze medal world centered-2.svg 2nd Runner-up
No. Year Country Organization Country Organization Country Organization
1st 2005  Australia Show FX Australia None awarded
2nd 2007  United Kingdom Westcoast Fireworks
3rd 2008  Italy Parente Fireworks
Philippine International Pyromusical Competition[6]
Edition Winner 1st Runner-up 2nd Runner-up
No. Year Country Organization Country Organization Country Organization
1st 2010  United Kingdom Jubilee Fireworks  Australia Howards And Sons Pyrotechnics  Japan Tamaya Kitahara Fireworks
2nd 2011  China Liuyang Jinsheng Fireworks  United Kingdom Jubilee Fireworks
3rd 2012  Canada Fireworks Spectacular  Australia Fireworx  Netherlands Royal Fireworks*
 Finland Oy Pyroman Finland
4th 2013  United Kingdom Jubilee Fireworks  Canada Fireworks Spectacular  Finland Oy Pyroman Finland
 China Liuyang Jinsheng Fireworks
5th 2014  Canada Royal Pyrotechnie  China Liuyang New Year Fireworks  United Kingdom Jubilee Fireworks
6th 2015  Netherlands Royal Fireworks  China Liuyang New Year Fireworks  Portugal Grupo Luso

 • (*) Also the recipient of the People's Choice Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Participants". World Pyro Olympics. Archived from the original on 1 January 2006. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Event Description". World Pyro Olympics. Archived from the original on 29 December 2005. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Event Program - Schedule". World Pyro Olympics. Archived from the original on 22 May 2007. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Location Map". World Pyro Olympics. Archived from the original on 22 May 2007. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Participants". World Pyro Olympics. Archived from the original on 22 May 2007. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c "Previous Participants". Philippine International Pyromusical Competition. Platinum Fireworks, Inc. Archived from the original on 15 February 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "Participating Countries - This Season (Year 7)". Philippine International Pyromusical Competition. Platinum Fireworks, Inc. Archived from the original on 16 February 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 

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