In 2017, the competition is held for the 20th time to mark the 100th anniversary of Finland. The best glass blowers from Finland and abroad compete each other in the technical skills in the competition in three tasks: widest plate, longest cylinder and biggest ball.
In 2016, Keijo Kopra from the Iittala glass factory won the competition for the fifth time. The second place went to freelancer Kari Alakoski and the third to Risto Nyqvist, also from the Iittala glass factory. Last year's winning trio will be featured in the race this year too in addition to 30 other skilled glass blowers.