2013 Convention - Gerry Gits Challenge
"Create a firework device or demonstration which best exhibits
the importance of TIMING in pyrotechnics and the creative effect
of its use."
Examples of pieces exhibiting timing might include (but
certainly are not limited to):
- A hammer shell
- A rocket heading
- A transformation wheel or girandola
- Some types of lance work
- Roman candle ejections
- Sets of roman candles, comets, mines, fountains, whistles.
- A choreographed presentation
Perhaps you can create something we have not thought of or
something used in a new and different way. Remember, the essence
of this challenge is TIMING.
The PGI competition team lost a very special member on
Christmas Eve, 2007 with the passing of Chief Judge Gerry Gits.
To honor Gerry's manifold contributions to the PGI competitions
over the years as competitor, judge, and most recently chief
judge, the judges have decided to rename the Judges Challenge
competition as the Gerry Gits Challenge, and the prize to be the
Gerry Gits Memorial Trophy.