China has Taken the Runners-up Spot at the 20th International Fireworks Competition in Hannover, Germany

By Hannover Marketing Und Tourismus Gmbh, PRNE
Saturday, September 18, 2010

HANNOVER, Germany, September 19, 2010 - 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
, 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.

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

Find out more at:

    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

Contact: Hannover Marketing und Tourismus GmbH, Bahnhofstrasse 6/7, 30159 Hannover, Germany, presse at, Tel: +49-511/12-34-90-0, Fax: +49-511/12-34-90-10

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