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.

In 2018 the exhibition received the Gratias Agit award (formerly Jan Masaryk Gratias Agit) from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic for spreading the good name of the Czech Republic abroad.

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

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ICEFA exhibition at the Texas Center of the Czech Cultural Heritage

20. 11. 2018

On the initiative of the staff of the Czech embassy in the U.S.A., the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Centre in La Grange hosted the exhibition 'The Lidice Tragedy' and the presentation of entries of the International Children's Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice.

Since its establishment in 1997, the center, as an important organization of Americans of Czech origin, has been taking care of keeping awareness of the history and the cultural heritage of the Czech ethnic group. Operating a museum and a library, the center organizes an infinite number of cultural activities. The Lidice Memorial appreciates very much that we were given the opportunity to mount an exhibition there and we also appreciate the beautiful words of Ms. Retta Slavik Chandler, the president of the center. "I thank very much for an excellent exhibition that has been on loan to the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Centre. It brought many visitors to the museum."
Next the exhibition will move to the Czech Heritage Museum & Genealogy Centre in Temple (U.S.A.)

Invitation to participate - ICEFA 2019 - topic CHEMISTRY

31. 10. 2018

In 2019, it will have been 150 years since the world saw for the first time Mendeleyev’s Periodic Table of Elements, one of the pillars of modern chemistry. Deadline for delivery of works is until 15 February 2019All entries have to be delivered by 1 March 2019.

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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.

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Invitation to participate - ICEFA 2019

Invitation to participate - ICEFA 2019