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ICEFA 2020 Prize Awards – Mexico

22. 1. 2021

On 9 December 2020, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Mexico held a prize-giving ceremony of the 48th International Children's exhibition od Fine Arts Lidice 2020 in its indoor garden. A limited number of family members of the award-winning children and several honorary guests could attend the ceremony. The children received their certificates along with sets of coloured pencils and packages of Czech sweets from Deputy Ambassador Ludevít Hrúz.

Speeches at the ceremony were given by Mr. Ludevít Hrúz and Chair of T.G. Masaryk Association Edna Gómez, who had visited Lidice several times and is a Freewoman of Lidice. She expanded on the fate of Lidice, the significance and the course of the international exhibition as well as her own encounters with the survivors. The prize-giving ceremony was also attended by the teacher at the school Taller la Imagen sel Rinoceronte Ms. Orietta Aguilar, whose students send in beautiful entries every year.

The 48th exhibition received 196 entries from 5 schools from Mexico. A "Rose of Lidice" medal for an exceptional large-format linocut went to Frida Thais Espinosa Romero from the abovementioned school Taller la Imagen del Rinoceronte. Honourable mentions for prints went to her younger schoolmates Nicolas Escartin Zuniga and Matilde M. M. An award for photography was presented to Ana Pliego, a student of Montessori school in San Jerónimo.

Our congratulations go to the laureates with thanks for high participation! We are looking forward to Mexican entries expected for the next exhibition on the theme "Robot and Artificial Intelligence".

Source and photo: Embassy of the Czech Republic in Mexico

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