Stanislav Libenský is considered the most outstanding Czech glasswork artist and pedagogue. His works created in collaboration with Jaroslava Brychtová are presented in museums and galleries worldwide. Besides his career, he taught at the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague. He was a director and pedagogue at the School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod, where he lived and worked for most of his life.
The competition serves as an international presentation of young glass artists and helps develop glass art in the young scene and compare different approaches and methods.
The initiator and main organizer – the Prague Gallery of Czech Glass – hopes that this competition, followed by a long-term exhibition, will help young artists enter the business world and explore the potential of glass.
Past iterations of the exhibition featured many excellent works by 445 artists from around 41 countries and 74 universities.