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 November each year.

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The 44th edition’s results revealed!

6. 5. 2016

The results of the 44th edition of ICEFA Lidice 2016 are being made available to the public, 5 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 and representatives of foreign school awarded by Prize of the jury 2016 will receive their medals in person in Lidice on Tuesday 31, 2016 at 11am, while the other foreign winners will collect their awards later through the Czech embassies in their respective countries.

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, 2016 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

Lidice gallery is filling up with children art works

1. 3. 2016

The 44th y year if ICEFA - themed School? Education! - is already in full swing. Children’s art works from all over the world are being delivered to Lidice, where they will compete for awards, the Rose of Lidice medals as well as honorable mentions.

So far, everything indicates this year will be a strong one, as over 7,000 works from 62 different countries have been registered already, and many more packages are yet to be opened. As you can see from the photos, many schools don’t send their works until the deadline (February 29th). The registration of hundreds of works, which are delivered to Lidice during the first weeks of March, is extremely complicated. Please be patient, your works will be registered as soon as possible.

The basement of the Lidice Gallery is filling up with not only paintings, but also 3D works, which were collected and brought from schools in Moravia and Southern Czech Republic. These works made from ceramics, glass, textile, paper, plastic, wood, and many other materials are registered by staff at the Lidice Memorial and put onto the shelves for the jury to see. The panel of judges will work in 2 rounds – the first one, the so called “elimination round”, will take place between the 24th and 26th of March. In the second round (arranged between the 31stof March and 2nd of April) the judges will award medals and honorable mentions to the best works. This year’s panel of judges will be joined by both Czech and foreign judges from Belgium, Hong Kong, Latvia, and the USA. They will also be accompanied by a special guest, the famous photographer Robert Vano.

43rd ICEFA transferred to the archive, the current 44rd edition available

25. 11. 2015

In November 2015, information about the closed 43rd ICEFA Lidice 2015 was transferred to the section Archived editions. The current website presents information about the upcoming 44th ICEFA Lidice 2016, the theme of the year and the forms needed for participation. The website is available in Czech, English, German and Russian language.

Calendar for 2016

23. 11. 2015

At the Muzeum reception and Lidice gallery reception you can buy calendar for 2016 with reproduction of awarded children works from 43. ICEFA Lidice 2015. Price 130 kč + postage.

If you are interested, contact

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.

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