Since 2008, the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest takes home the iconic glass microphone. This trophy is a custom design, especially created for Eurovision.
The unique hand-made piece of art in the shape of a classic microphone is made of solid transparent glass with sand-blasted and painted detailing.
About the designer
Designer Kjell Engman (1946) of Kosta Boda has worked as a glass artist for thirty years. Recently, he has focused on art glass and his creations can be found in exhibitions around the world.
Did you know...
The song writers and composers of the winning entry receive smaller versions of the trophy;
There is one 'mother trophy' with a generic Eurovision Song Contest logo. Most of the time, it is displayed in the reception area at the European Broadcasting Union's headquarters;
In 2009, Alexander Rybak arrived at his Winner's Press Conference with a broken trophy. Ever since, the trophy has two metal rings connecting the top and bottom parts;