The British Firework Championship was started around 20 years ago and is held at Plymouth every August. Plymouth has the perfect natural amphitheatre and large scale pyrotechnics can take place safely whilst watched from near and far at a variety of points around the harbour and sound. Each year six professional companies are selected to display, 3 on each evening with winners from previous years returning periodically to aim to become champion of championships. Displays are fired from the Mountbatten breakwater and designed to be viewed from Plymouth Hoe and Citadel but can be seen all around the sound. A stunning show, weather permitting, and worth looking out for.