ICEFA Lidice


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, Sri Lanka or Zimbabwe.

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1st and 2nd roudns of jury 43. ICEFA Lidice 2015

31. 3. 2015

On 26th till 28th March 2015 and 2nd till 4th Arpril 2015 were held the two roudns of the jury 43. ICEFA Lidice 2015 in which the jury members looked through all entries and awardedbest of them. The date of announcement of the results of the 43rd ICEFA 2015 at the ICEFA website of the exhibition www.mdvv-lidice.cz10 May 2015 at the latest.

For more information about the jury and jury members click here.


Registration to 43. ICEFA Lidice

9. 3. 2015

To date, more than 15,000 entries by children from 62 countries of the world were accepted for the 43rd edition of ICEFA Lidice. Children from Iran, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukrainina and Czech a Slovak republic are the most active ones this year. Our storerooms are getting full.

As a large amount of consignments comes to the Lidice Gallery each day, a big proportion of entries has not yet been processed and registered in the database. Therefore, we apologise to all questioners from the Czech Republic and abroad for our being unable to confirm the receipt of their entries. The reason can be clearly seen on the photographs.


Exhibition of 42. ICEFA Lidice 2014

15. 7. 2014

Come to see exhibition of 42. ICEFA Lidice 2014! Open from 29. 5. to 31. 10. 2014 in the 1. floor of Lidice gallery at Lidice. Open daily from  10 to 18. Exhibited over 1 500 awarded works from children of 69 countries. Creative corner for children at the exhibiton. 

Admission to the exhibition valid also for admisssion to Museum of Lidice Memorial (600 m far away from the building).


Sending of awards to czech, slovak and foreign schools and children

7. 6. 2014

The prizes for Czech children were posted off on 30 May and 2 June 214 while the Slovak prizes were sent off from the Embassy in Bratislava on
16 June 2014. The prizes for foreign participants will be handed over to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Prague, Loretanske Square (parcel dispatch office); from there, they will be dispatched successively to their destinations by business cars of the respective embassies (Europe) or by air cargoes (remote destinations). Hopefully, all prizes will reach their destination by the end of 2014.

When and where the certificates will be presented to the children in foreign countries depends on the established practice of the Czech embassy in the relevant country; in many countries, autumn 2014 will see the embassies inviting children to receive their certificates at the Czech embassy, or, alternatively, Ambassador or a representative of the Embassy will visit the awarded children and schools in person on his/her business trip. In the event that longer distances are involved, certificates will be sent off by post.


42nd ICEFA Lidice 2014 exhibition opened, Czech children's medals handed over

2. 6. 2014

On Wednesday, 28 May 2014, the Lidice Gallery saw medals being presented to the 56 best child artists from Czechia, 2 children from Slovakia and a teacher from Photostudio MIG Donetsk, Ukraine. Along with Vladimír Ambros Primary Art School Prostějov, this school received the highest award of the exhibition - Prize of the Panel of Judges.

The prizes were presented by Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Czech Republic Přemysl Sobotka, Minister for Human Rights, Equal Opportunities and Legislation Jiří Dienstbier, Director of the Museums and Galleries Department of the Ministry of Culture Pavel Hlubuček, Director General of the Analysis & Communication Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kristina Larischová, Secretary of the Czech Commission for Unesco Karel Komárek, Programme and Communication Director of the Czech Centres Monika Koblerová, Chairman of the Panel of Judges of the Exhibition Josef Zedník, Counsellor of the Embassy of Ukraine Mikhail Kovbasa and a new partner of the exhibition Director of Agrofert Foundation Zuzana Tornikidis. Also present were ambassadors and representatives of 24 embassies in the Czech Republic.

The ceremony was opened by Ukrainian children from Džerelo choir.

Photos of the ceremonial opening of the exhibition are available to be viewed here.

The 42nd edition of the exhibition is to be seen on the 1st floor of the Lidice Gallery till 31 October 2014.


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