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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Important notice!

18. 4. 2018

We would like to inform You about change of the date of the main opening ceremony of ICEFA Lidice - new date is May 31, 2018. There will be also another, smaller opening ceremony just the day after, on June 1, 2018, but in different location: National Museum of Agriculture. In case, that You wold like to join first or second opening ceremony, please, let us know via email in advance

45. ICEFA Lidice 2017 exhibition opened,medals for Czech Children handed over

26. 6. 2017

On Thursday, 1 June 2017, the Lidice Gallery saw medals being presented to the best child artists from Czech Republic, 1 from Slovak Republic, 3 from Belarus and 2 studentts, director of the school and and their teacher from Russia. The russian School No. 1955 from Moscow was awarded along with the Primary Artt School Nové Město pod Smrkem with the highest award of the exhibition - the Prize of the Panel of Judges.

The prizes were presented by the senator Jiří Dienstbier, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Chancery of the Ministry Ivana Červenková, Mrs Dita Limova – Head of UNESCO Division, Department of International Relations at Czech Ministry of Culture,  Mr Jaroslav Faltýn – Director of Preschool, Basic, Art and Special Education at Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Mrs. Monika Koblerová – legal representative of the Czech centers, Tomáš Skála, deputy mayor of Lidice and the chairman of the Panel of Judges of the Exhibition Josef Zedník. Prize for winner in a form of finantial reward of 10,000 for Primary Art School Nové Město pod Smrkem was presented by Zuzana Tornikidis, the director of a co-operating organization, the Agrofert Foundation. Also present were ambassadors and representatives of 23 embassies in the Czech Republic.

The ceremony was opened by the children's choir of International School of Prague and with fanfares of the Brass choir of the Art School Marie Podvalové from Prague 9.

The exhibition can be seen on the 2nd floor of the Lidice Gallery from 1st June till the 30st November 2017, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in November to 4 p.m.


Transportation: Lidice is 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).

More about the opening ceremony and photos from the opening and the awarding ceremony can be seen at CEREMONIAL OPENING​.

The jury has finished

27. 3. 2017

On 23rd - 25th March and 31st March - 1st April the international panel of judges  of the 45th ICEFA Lidice was sitting in Lidice Gallery. In the first round the judges from the Czech and Slovac Republic selected and recommended works to the second round in which the judges awarded honorable mentions and medals for the best artists. Well-known and popular photographer Robert Vano took part for the second time. Other judges from the Czech republic, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Russia, Hongkong and the USA joined him.

Dedicated to the theme Travelling this year´s edition saw over 25 300 children from more than 1 800 schools from 82 countries. Among those who traditionally take part in the competition, this year new countries have entered such as Palestine, Equador and Uruguay.

All awarded pieces of art will be put on display from 30th May by the end of November 2017 on the 1st floor of Lidice Gallery, the preview of the exhibition and awarding ceremony for the Czech winners and selected foreign medalists will take place on 30th May 2017 from 11a.m. in the garden of Lidice Gallery.

More pictures from the first and second round of the jury here.

Registration of works to 45. ICEFA Lidice 2017

2. 3. 2017

Dear teachers, participants,

Please be patient with the registration of works to actual edition of ICEFA Lidice, which unfortunately cannot be done faster. Recently we are receiving daily to Lidice gallery large amount of packages, which is necessary not only to unpack, but also count works, put stamps on each work and number it. At the same time we need to register name, address and all contacts of sending organization to our database. Usually it takes about 10 to 15 minutes to register one package and this cannot be done faster. Despite the fact that we are working at the highest commitment, we cannot guarrantee to register packages on the same day, when they are delivered to Lidice. At the same time it can happend, that the newly arrived shipments are processed sooner th than those, which came earlier. The huge number of shipments is not possible to sort, search for particular one or keep packages in time sequence of their arrival in Lidice. Please understand this difficult situation and do not send questions about the delivery of your consignment - wait until your shipment comes to turn. Registration will continue until the first round of the jury - ie. to 23. 3. 2017.
We also want to remind, that registration is based on the physical receiving the works to Lidice, not on sending the electronic Application form by e-mail.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.
team ICEFA

Collection of 3D exponates to 45. ICEFA Lidice from Moravia and South Bohemia

7. 2. 2017

In last week of February Lidice Memorial hold the collection of 3D exponates from school from Moravia and South Bohemia.

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