Winners Announced: Fireworks Photo and Video Contest 2021

For details about our annual contest, click here.

August 18, 2021

Congrats to the 16 Winners of the Annual Spirit of ’76 Fireworks Photo & Video Contest!

We first want to give a big THANK YOU to all who entered in our Photo and Video contest for 2021. We received over 150 total submissions.

Congratulations to all our 2021 contest winners – t he following picks delighted and impressed us, and we felt they best represented the submission categories (contest details are listed at the bottom of this post). Enjoy!


First place: 
Phillip Jennings

Second place (2 winners):
Jonathan Bustos and  Andy Golichowski

Runners up (5 winners) – click each to view photo:


First place:
Ken Langford – “Play with Fire 2021 Pyromusical Highlights”

Second place (2 winners):
Ed Grillo and  Mark Lebioda

Ed Grillo’s submission:

Mark Lebioda’s submission:

Runners up (5 winners) – click each to view video:

Once again, CONGRATULATIONS to our 2021 winners and thank you to all who entered. Until next year!

Contest details are listed below.


It’s time for the annual Spirit of ’76 Fireworks Photo & Video Contest!

This year, we want to see your photos and videos of people enjoying fireworks, fireworks in action, your fireworks stash, and retail product displays.


We want to see you, your friends, and your family enjoying fireworks. Submissions may include:

  • People Enjoying Fireworks –  The best part of fireworks is bringing friends and family together. Show us people enjoying, selling, buying, loading, or setting up fireworks.
  • Fireworks In Action –  Let’s see your fireworks going off! Be creative (video of your pyromusical, long-exposure or stylistic photos, etc.)
  • Your Fireworks Stash –  What’s in your fireworks haul this year? Let’s see those fireworks stacked up, or out in the field ready to go. Give us a tour!
  • Retail Product Displays ( NEW) – Retailers, we want to see your best in-store displays of firework products! Show us why folks love to shop for fireworks at your stand, tent, or store.


This year, we are giving away $600 in fireworks credit, plus Spirit of ‘76 SWAG! Here’s how prizes will be determined:PHOTO:

  • 1st place (1 winner) – $100 Fireworks Credit + ‘76 SWAG
  • 2nd place (2 winners) – $50 Fireworks Credit + ‘76 SWAG
  • Runners up (5 winners) – ‘76 SWAG


  • 1st place (1 winner)  – $200 Fireworks Credit + ‘76 SWAG
  • 2nd place (2 winners) – $100 Fireworks Credit + ‘76 SWAG
  • Runners up (5 winners) – ‘76 SWAG


  1. Carefully read the contest rules (keep scrolling!) .
  2. Capture fireworks photo(s) and/or video(s) – you may submit up to 5 photo entries and 2 video entries.
  3. Send your entry or entries via email to [email protected] by July 19th, 2021. Winners will be announced August 18th, 2021.
  4. (Optional) Post your favorite entries on Facebook and tag our brands featured ( Sky Bacon Realtree Fireworks , or ‘76 Pro Line ). We will repost them!


  1. No purchase necessary to enter or to win. 
  2. Submissions must have been created/captured no earlier than June 31st, 2020.
  3. Up to five (5) photo submissions AND up to two (2) video submissions are allowed per entrant.
  4. Video submissions:
    1. Videos under 5 minutes in duration are preferred (show highlights are great).
    2. Must be steady footage (when in doubt, please use a tripod).
  5. Photo submissions:
    1. High resolution images, cropped and edited appropriately, are preferred.
    2. Subject(s) must be in focus.
  6. To be eligible to win the prize, you must be at least 18 years old and submit your entry by July 19, 2021.  By entering the contest you are representing to Spirit of ’76, L.L.C., and Spirit is relying upon your representation, that you are the sole owner to the rights of the content submitted and that any other persons shown in the submission have been informed, and understand, that their likeness may be used by Spirit as outlined in these rules.
  7. Valid in the fifty United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico only. Void where prohibited. 
  8. The prize winners will be selected within the sole, subjective discretion of Spirit of ’76, L.L.C.
  9. By entering this contest, all entrants agree that the Spirit of ’76, L.L.C. may use, regardless of whether the entrant is a prize winner or not, the entrants name and pictures/videos presented for marketing, advertising and promotional purposes, in any form whatsoever, without further consideration, unless prohibited by law. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, THE PARTICIPANT AGREES THAT SPIRIT, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, ITS AFFILIATES AND ALL OF SPIRIT’S OFFICERS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES AND REPRESENTATIVES, WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND WILL BE HELD HARMLESS FOR ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO ANY PERSONS, AND PROPERTY, DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, RESULTING FROM THE SUBMISSION AND YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST OR ANY PRIZE RELATED ACTIVITY.