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.

You can visit the current main exhibition at the Lidice Gallery from June through October each year.

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Award-winning boy from Kosovo visiting Lidice

14. 7. 2015

15 June 2015 saw the award-winning boy Mustafa Sevdail from the Kosovo town of Gjilan visit the Lidice Gallery and the 43th ICEFA Lidice 2015. He came with his teacher Arian Rexhepi and a representative of the Albanian embassy in Prague. Having viewed the exhibition, Mustafa received a certificate and small keepsakes from the curator in an official prize-giving cremony. Mr. Rexhepi will give the certificate and other materials to the Czech ambassador to Kosovo, who will present it officially once again in the manner usual with the exhibition.

Photos from Opening Ceremony 2015

8. 6. 2015

Photos from opening and awarding ceremony of 43. ICEFA LIdice 2015 on Saturday May 30, 2015 in Lidide gallery you can find at section Prize Awards.

43rd ICEFA Lidice 2015 exhibition opened, Czech children's medals handed over

2. 6. 2015

On Saturday, 30 May 2015, the Lidice Gallery saw medals being presented to the 51 best child artists from Czechia and 3 children and their teachers from Młodzieżowy Dom Kultury - pracownia plastyczna "Creatio" from Polish Rybnik along with Art School Mšeno, 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, Junior Deputy Minister of the Chancery, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Ms. Kristina Larischová, Deputy Director of the Department of Museums and Galleries of the  Ministry of Culture Ms. Vera Sejkorová, Deputy Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Mr. Jaroslav Fidrmuc, Secretary of the Czech Commission for Unesco Karel Komárek, Director of Strategy and Development of the Czech Centres Mr. Zdenek Lyčka, Chairman of the Panel of Judges of the Exhibition Josef Zedník and Director of Agrofert Foundation Zuzana Tornikidis. Also present were ambassadors and representatives of 14 embassies in the Czech Republic.

The ceremony was opened by children's choir of Bulgarian school of Peter Beron in Prague, LIRA.

The 43rd edition of the exhibition is to be seen on the 1st floor of the Lidice Gallery till 31 October 2015.


Transportation: Lidice are situated between Prague and Kladno.

By car - direction to Slany, turn to direction Kladno, Lidice.

By bus - go by underground, line A, to the station Nádraží Veleslavín, then change to commuter bus 56, line Prague – Kladno, departing from the stop no. 3 (station Lidice, near Muzeum of Lidice Memorial, cca 10 minutes of walk to the Lidice gallery, or bus 22 (station Lidice, Obecní úřad, station in front of the Lidice gallery, in the centre of the village Lidice).

The 43rd edition’s results revealed!

6. 5. 2015

The results of the 43rd edition of ICEFA Lidice 2015 are being made available to the public, 4 days before scheduled, as well as the Report of the session of the expert panel of judges. We congratulate the winners, for whom this signifies a great success. The Czech medalists will receive their medals in person in Lidice on Saturday May 30, 2015 at 11am, while the foreign winners will collect their awards later through the Czech embassies in their respective countries.

We are pleased to announce that we reestablished collaboration with the Czech server for  children,, which now features an on-line poll to select the candidates for the Alik Children Choice Award in 5 categories (paintings and drawings by children 4-7 years, 8-11 years, and 12-15 years, plus photography and 3D works).  You can join in at, but please make sure to send your votes in by May 27, 2015.

We would like to ask all of the winners and their teachers to kindly check the names of the children and schools to ensure we entered them correctly, and in case of a mistake please let us know any changes by May 12, 2015 at This is the only way to be certain the names printed on the child’s diploma are correct.

We again congratulate the winners and invite all the participants (including those whose works were not awarded this year) to come to the opening ceremony.

Ivona Kasalická, the exhibition curator

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.

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