14, 16 & 18 May 2019

ESC2018

Trophy

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;