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"Fantasy in the Sky" Fireworks Challenge - PyroFest Choreography Contest

2015 "Fantasy in the Sky" Winner

PyroFest is excited to announce the winner of the 2015 Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks Challenge...

Jason Farrell

Click here to see a Finale Fireworks simulation of his magical display that is sure to captivate the crowds as it kicks off the night-time festivities on Saturday, May 23!

We are also proud to announce the runner up of the 2015 Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks Challenge...

Andrew DiCola

Click here to see a Finale Fireworks simulation of his thrilling display that will begin the night-time displays on Friday, May 22!

Attention pyro enthusiasts, hobbyists, amateur fireworks choreographers, and anyone who has ever dreamed of choreographing a professional fireworks display! You could join our dream team as the choreographer of the first night show of PyroFest 2015!

We are holding a fireworks choreography contest and will be choosing the best show simulation (created through Finale Fireworks – to be performed live to kick off the night-time fireworks displays at PyroFest 2015. Download and submit the entry form below to enter. Entries will only be accepted from March 1, 2015 - April 12, 2015. Once your entry form has been reviewed, we will send you the instructions on how to submit your simulations. All choreography must be simulated through Finale Fireworks Pro and submitted as an .HBS file. Other file formats will not be accepted. The free trial version of Finale Fireworks may not be used for this contest, as it does not have the ability to save your simulation.

The selected contestants will submit a fireworks show choreography simulation with a duration of 8-10 minutes using the site layout and list of products specified by PyroFest. The soundtrack and choreography must be family friendly and appealing to the PyroFest audience. You will create your own soundtrack for the show, so show us what creative ideas you have up your sleeve!

Click here to download the entry form. Save the form and open it in Adobe Reader to fill it out and click "Submit" once you have filled out all of the fields. (If you do not have Adobe Reader, click here to download it for free.)

You may be able to view the entry form in your browser, but some internet browser PDF viewers will not enable you to submit the form, so you will need to save and open the form in Adobe Reader to be able to use the "Submit" function, or you can save the form to your computer once you have completed all of the fields and e-mail it to

If you would prefer to fill the form out by hand, scan, and e-mail it, you may submit it to

The lucky winner will get…

• To produce their show live at PyroFest 2015, where it will kick off the night-time festivities!
• Two tickets to PyroFest with exclusive backstage access (for the winner and one friend)
• Travel expenses and room & board for two (the winner and one friend)
• All firing systems to execute the show provided by Pyrotecnico
• All product for the show provided by Pyrotecnico

Judging Criteria

The judges will base their decision on the following criteria:

• Quality of Display
• Synchronization
• Use of Site
• Originality of display

Rules & Restrictions:

Contestants must own the Finale Fireworks software.
Contestants must be 18 years or older.
Contestants must live in the U.S.
All submissions must be family friendly
All submissions must have a duration of at least 8 minutes and no more than 10 minutes.
Submissions that do not meet the specifications will be disqualified.

* We reserve the right to make any necessary changes to any aspect of the show to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone at PyroFest.

Please e-mail us at if you have any questions.

2014 "Fantasy in the Sky" Winner
Barry Mendelson was the lucky winner of the 2014 "Fantasy in the Sky" Challenge. Experience Jon's amazing show from PyroFest 2014 in the video below!

2013 Fantasy in the Sky Winner

Jon Loreto was the lucky winner of the 2013 "Fantasy in the Sky" Challenge. Experience Jon's amazing show from PyroFest 2013 in the video below!