Zeus Trophy & Jury


The Dancing Fireworks Group, under the direction of Louis Liu, was declared winner of the competition and took home the of  Zeus trophy 2018.

GERMANY won the Best Show Award with the show  The Cinematic Odyssey designed by Thomas Schenkluhn and  the team at NICO Europe GmbH

Amongst the members of the public who voted for the winning team, CÉLESTE AZZOPARDI  won a travel credit worth of 3 000$!

Jury Panel

Each year, a team of committed people from our community and from media partners is selected to help us evaluate the work of our international pyrotechnical teams.

As jurors, they must analyze each pyrotechnical movement, from the smallest to the largest. Thanks to rigorous training and a detailed scoring sheet, nothing is left to chance; the variety and quality of the effects, the symmetry of shapes, the synchronization to the soundtrack, as well as the technical design are all taken into account.

2018 JURY

Master of CeremonyAnnie LachanceHost of Ma Musique au Travail

Because she started dreaming of working in the communications in her childhood, Annie left home at 17 to follow her passion and the study “Arts and Media Technology», after which she entered the wonderful world of radio! After working for 8 years as a radio host in the Saguenay, Annie decided to make the move to the Ottawa-Gatineau region in 2009. Listen to Annie Lachance all afternoon as of 1 p.m. on 94,9 Rouge fm Gatineau-Ottawa!

Member of the juryPierre DonaisAnchor - TVA Gatineau-Ottawa

After four decades  in radio and television, M. Donais is renoun for his charm and talents as a senior communicator. He joined CPAC  2003 and became the host of Revue politique, a daily review of political matters for francophone spectators.  News anchor and journalist at TQS and Télémédia CIMF-FM in Outaouais, Pierre was also show host and director of radio stations in the region. At the end of summer he will be the new anchor for TVA Gatineau-Ottawa.

Yannick BoursierJournalist and President of the Jury Panel

Yannick graduated in journalism in 2000. He’s been working with TC Media for 15 years, specially covering city council news. He is now with Le Gatineau Express since 2018.