WBC 2014 Competition Entries
WBC 2014 Special Awards
WBC 2014 Master Designer & New Artist of the YearFederico Onida, CBA, of Balloon Express Shop Cagliari in Sardinia, Italy
The WBC Master Designer title recognizes excellence and achievement in multiple disciplines of balloon art. To qualify for Master Designer, delegates must have competed in three competitions: Large Sculpture, Table Arrangement, and their choice of Delivery Bouquet, Balloon Column, or Deliverable Sculpture. The winner was determined based on cumulative points from all three entries. Federico earned a Gold Achievement in Large Sculpture, a Bronze Achievement in Table Arrangement, and 1st Place (Platinum Achievement) in Delivery Bouquet.
To qualify for New Artist of the Year, delegates must have not won a previous New Artist of the Year title at WBC. They must also have participated in one competition from the A Group (Large Sculpture, Medium Sculpture, or Balloon Fashion) and one competition from the B Group (Balloon Column, Deliverable Sculpture, Delivery Bouquet, Balloon Hat, or Table Arrangement). The winner was determined based on cumulative points from both entries. Federico earned a Gold Achievement in Large Sculpture and 1st Place (Platinum Achievement) in Delivery Bouquet.
Golden Light AwardNorma Roberts, domestic accounts director of Pioneer Balloon Company
The Golden Light Award was created in honor of Linda Bruce, CBA, one of the most beloved and familiar faces of Pioneer Balloon Company and the balloon community. Linda was a true balloon ambassador who educated, encouraged, influenced, and inspired an entire industry. Likewise, Norma built many strong relationships with distributors, decorators, and retailers during her 33-year career at Pioneer before retiring in May 2014.