China Has Taken The Runners-up Spot At The 20th International Fireworks Competition In Hannover, Ger

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China has Taken the Runners-up Spot at the 20th International Fireworks

Competition in Hannover, Germany

HANNOVER, Germany, Sept. 19/PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    In yesterday's final of the 20th International Fireworks Competition, the

Chinese team, 'Vulcan Pyrotechnics', put on an outstanding show to secure

second place behind the Swedish team, ahead of its rivals from Germany,

Australia and Italy.

    Hans Christian Nolte, director of Hannover Marketing und Tourismus GmbH

which organized the event, was delighted at its great success: "With more

than 50,000 spectators the fireworks competition in 2010 is the most

successful competition of the past years. The inquiry for tickets was

nationwide phenomenal. Because of the big media presence we are proud to

present already the choice of five top teams for the fireworks competition in


    'Vulcan Pyrotechnics' is a highly motivated Chinese fireworks team,

presenting fireworks artistry at the very highest level with its original and

innovative performances. The company's founder, Ewan Cheung, began his career

as a pyrotechnist back in 1962 and is regarded as one of the pioneers in the

emergence of the modern-day fireworks industry in China. He has helped ensure

that Chinese fireworks are, today, an integral part of almost every fireworks

display worldwide. In 1974 he founded 'Vulcan Pyrotechnics' together with Joe

Wan, the second mastermind behind the company from Hong Kong. Today the firm

already has twelve production facilities of its own, and partner factories -

now numbering more than 40 - meet the international demand for Chinese

pyrotechnics of highest quality.

    The rules are clearly laid down: the display must be 25 minutes long and

include an obligatory programme before the firework artists can give free

rein to their creativity in the free section. They are required to take the

nature of the surroundings - the Baroque Garden - into account, and the

number of ground elements that are to be used is also fixed; but otherwise,

few limits are set to their creativity, their choice of music or their use of

visual expression. The jury award points for overall impression, technical

execution and accuracy, as well as the diversity of the effects and the

interpretation of the music.

    In 2011, this year's winner will open the 21th International Fireworks

Competition: The event will start on 14 May 2011.

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    The other dates are:

    25 June 2011 France - Intermede

    27 August 2011 Spain - Pirotecnia Europla

    10 September 2011 Austria - Pyrovision

    24 September 2011 Mexico - Pirotecnia Reyes

     SOURCE:  Hannover Marketing und Tourismus GmbH  


    CONTACT: Hannover Marketing und Tourismus GmbH

             Bahnhofstrasse 6/7

             30159 Hannover, Germany


             Tel: +49-511/12-34-90-0

             Fax: +49-511/12-34-90-10

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