The International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice

The International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice (ICEFA Lidice) was established in 1967 to commemorate the child victims from the Czech village of Lidice murdered by German Nazis, as well as all other children who have died in wars.

Although national initially, this exhibition became an international one in 1973 and since then it has become well known among children and teachers not only in our country but literally all over the world. In recent years, more than 25,000 very good works of art have come regularly by children not only from the Czech and Slovak republics but also from other 60-70 countries, including such distant ones as China, India, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Philippines, Srí Lanka or Zimbabwe.

ICEFA Lidice is a competition for children from 4 to 16 years from all types of schools and organisations working with children; individuals can participate as well. The main theme is recommended to the organizer by the Czech Comission for UNESCO and it is up to children, which technique they will choose for their work – accepted are paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, 3D art objects (metal, ceramics, wood, glass, textile, paper) and newly films – animations.

More about the competition and exhibition can be found on www.mdvv-lidice.cz/en.

TIME SCHEDULE OF THE 45. ICEFA Lidice 2017

28. 2. 2017 Closing date of the 45rd edition
23. - 25. 3. 20171st round session of the panel of expert judges
30. 3. - 1. 4. 2017 
2nd round session of the panel of expert judges
10. 5. 2017  

Results of the exhibition published at www.mdvv-lidice.cz

1. 6. 2017 OPENING – ceremonial opening of the exhibition and prize awards to the Czech laureates and selected foreign ones
2. 6. -
30. 11. 2017
Exhibition of the awarded entries at the Lidice Gallery
June 2017 
Distribution of prizes, catalogues and invitations to participate in the next edition to the winning schools and children in the Czech and Slovak Republics, and of letters of thanks to the non-winning schools in the Czech and Slovak Republics
Sep - Dec 2017Prizes, catalogues and invitations to participate in the next edition for foreign child winners are dispatched to Czech embassies, which ensure the prizes being handed over (by person or by post)

After the main exhibition is finished, smaller exhibitions will be created from the exhibits to tour other venues in the Czech Republic and abroad.

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