Circle of Excellence Awardees
The PGI presents the Max P. Vander Horck Circle of Excellence Award in recognition for outstanding dedication to the PGI in honor of our Guild's founder.
The award is presented annually to a person who has made exceptional contributions that reflects the origin and values of PGI. Any current member in good standing may nominate a PGI member in good standing by completing the nomination form. You must state why you believe this member stands out in the following categories: teamwork, leadership, positive influence, knowledge/skills and commitment to quality and achievement in pyrotechnics.
A selection committee comprised of the current PGI Board of Directors will review nominations. Members who have nominated a co-member may be asked to provide further information.
Eligible members must have at least five years of service with PGI.
The Members who are nominated and meet the selection criteria will be recognized in the Bulletin. The Circle of Excellence recipient for the current year will be honored with an award and the opportunity to address the membership. They will also be featured in the post-convention Bulletin.
2019 Jim and Connie Widmann
Grand Master Awardees
The Grand Master award is intended by the PGI to recognize the competitor who has best demonstrated an overall excellence with pyrotechnic device invention, implementation, and display for the current year.
2021 Jerry Kobierecki
When a competitor has won Grand Master three times, the PGI to recognizes that competitor as a Life Master. The following competitors are Life Masters.