In 1978, the Slavia Minerva Opava Bodybuilding Division laid the foundation of the tradition of a new Bodybuilding Competition – Opava’s Great Prize. But in the 1980s, the competition did not take place because Standa Pešát, member of the organizing team, was in the army. In 1981, the competition was again held and the regional format competition became a top European competition. Over the last 40 years, many world and European champions – later professionals and a host of the best Czech representatives – have been featured in the competition. In 1990, the organizers took over the team of experienced PEPACENTRUM fitness organizers led by Stanislav Pesat. This year, on October 26, 2019, the 40th year of the competition will take place in the beautiful premises of the Silesian Theater. The top Czech and European champions in bodybuilding and fitness will again come to Opava.