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Invitation for Children to participate in the 49th International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Art Lidice 2021

Forms for Schools

Application form, list of participants
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Work identification label
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Registration form Film/Animation

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Forms for Individual participants

Application form
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Work identification label

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Registration form Film/Animation

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Invitation - ICEFA Lidice 2020

Theme:

A hundred years ago, in his drama R.U.R., the Czech writer Karel Čapek used the word 'robot' for the first time. Thinking about how to call artificial workers, he sought advice with his brother, the painter Josef Čapek. "Call them Robots," murmured Josef Čapek over his brush. So, the Slavic word for forced labour, "robota", became the basis for the word known all over the world.  

It would be interesting to see what Karel Čapek would write today when various appliances are much more present in our life, residing on our desks and in our pockets. In the meantime, robots assumed many different forms; they are helping at home, in production processes as well as in medicine and the question arises whether they do not lead us into blind alleys in some aspects. A recommendation concerning ethical principles of artificial intelligence will be one of the topics of the UNESCO General Conference in 2021. 

The 49th International Children's Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice features the following theme: 

ROBOT and artificial intelligence

Sub-themes:

  • What the robot can(not) do
  • Inside the machine
  • R.U.R.: Robots in literature and film
  • Year 2121 
  • Development and kinds of artificial intelligence
  • Technology and ethics
  • Data
  • Nanorobots 

ART TECHNIQUES

  • Drawing, painting
  • Printmaking
  • Mixed media
  • Photography
  • Film/animation
  • Art objects (ceramics, metal, wood, glass, textile, paper)

Photographs documenting art events or projects as well as series of entries that need to be installed together are ineligible for the exhibition.

ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS

  • The exhibition is open only to children at age of 4 to 16, though handicapped participants can enter the exhibition regardless of age (please include “handicap”, type of handicap and the age of the participant).
  • The maximum format for a 2D entry is 70 × 50 cm.
  • The maximum format for a 3D entry is 100 × 70 x 40 cm, max. weight 10 kg.
  • A maximum of two entries of the same technique (painting, drawing, printing, mixed media, photography, film/animation, 3D objects) by one artist is acceptable; however, one artist can send in entries of different techniques.
  • Only photos on good-quality paper are acceptable.
  • Films - short fims and animations up to 3 minutes in lenght. For further specifications (eligibility criteria, the process of making films) and for online Registration available for download at this webpage in the box in the upper right corner.
  • The entries employing colours that can be dusted or wiped must be fixed (pastel etc.).
  • Only original copies are acceptable. Copies, Xerox copies or electronic copies will not be eligible for assessment.
  • Only such entries will be eligible for assessment that stick to the theme set for the edition. Larger entries, entries in passe-partout, mounted on colour or other papers and entries lacking a proper label will be excluded.
  • The maximum weight of a consignment containing competing works must not exceed 10 kg.

We ask teachers to make a pre-selection of entries to be sent in to the exhibition in order to create as good a school collection as possible.

APPLICATION FORM AND LABELLING THE ENTRIES

Please, fill in the label READABLY, in BLOCK ROMAN LETTERS (preferably on a PC). Works with illegible or incomplete labels will be excluded from the competition.

1. APPLICATION FOR THE COMPETITION

To register your participation, please, fill in the APPLICATION Form - available for download at this webpage in the box in the upper right corner. The filled-in application and the name list of participants are to be sent together with the entries.

2. LABELLING OF ARTWORKS

To label competing artworks, please, use the attached WORK IDENTIFICATION Label (available for download at this webpage in the box in the upper right corner). Each work must have the following information on the back side (works of ceramics and the like should bear the label directly on them):

  • Name and surname of the child (give them in the following order: 1 name, 2 surname)
  • Age and child’s sex
  • Title of the work
  • Technique of the work
  • Name and full address of the school or organization responsible for sending the work (name of the school, street, postcode, city, country). Information on awards will be sent to this address later.
  • E-mail address of the organization to be used for communication on the exhibition – please, indicate the website of the school, the current e-mail address of the school or organization and an e-mail address of the art teacher(s) responsible for sending in the works so that they could be informed on the competition.
  • If a child participate as an individual, indicate their name, age, sex and home address, including an e-mail for communication (of a parent of theirs).

3. LABELLING AND SPECIFICATION OF THE FILM/ANIMATION

We accept films as independently created pieces of art by an individual or by a group of individuals, under the guidance of a teacher or even with their direct assistance. A maximum of two films by the same author is eligible for the contest. Entries in this medium are subject to the same rules as other entries (age of the child, closing date, theme etc.)

Filmmaking techniques
  • Animated film, stop motion technique – drawn animation, cut-out animation, puppet animation etc., computer animation – 2D and 3D animation
  • Documentary, live-action film, video clip, other audio-visual work – e.g. combined work with animated element prevailing, video art, video collage etc.
Specifications of the film

Video format / use the following format:

  • container: MP4 or mov
  • format: MPEG-4, H264
  • resolution: FullHd 1080p (1920x1080), or Hdready – 720p (1280x720)
  • audio bitrate: 128 kbps
  • footage: max 3 min.
  • Make a short intro to the film (5 second) in a field of black, containing the title. The film ending should be made along the same lines – the title (5 seconds) in a field of black, containing the name of the author, your school or perhaps your school's logo.
  • In case of a spoken word or a text box film must be subtitled – always in English language. It is required for all films (i.e. Czech and Slovak schools as well).
  • Film must be supplied with audio track in accordance with copyrights.
Course of action
  1. Create a film complying with the specifications given above.
  2. Upload it to your Youtube channel (if you don't have any, create it).
  3. The entry (even in slightly reduced quality) should be uploaded to your Youtube channel with the following caption: your name and age, film title, name and address of your school, name of the teacher (if directly involved in the creation of the film), a brief annotation (film description).
  4. Registering the Film for the competition: Fill out the Registration Form for Films/Animation (available for download at this webpage in the box in the upper right corner) and send it to the e-mail address: children@lidice-memorial.cz. Do not forget to fill in Subject – FILM 49th MDVV Lidice 2020 + name of school or individual name and REGISTRATION FORM for a FILM!  Without the word FILM the registration will not be completed. In the Registration Form fill in the address of the Film on Youtube. Registering the film for the competition is possible ONLY by e-mail, do not send it printed!
  5. If your entry wins a prize, you will be asked to send in a full quality copy of the film.
Warning

If the film does not comply with the rules and requirements given above it will be disqualified. The entries are accepted for the contest only through online applications with a link to a Youtube channel. Entries sent in in other forms (DVD, USB etc.) will not be accepted for the competition.

TIME SCHEDULE OF THE EXHIBITION

  • 19 February 2021
    Closing date for the registration and the last acceptable date on the postmark on the consignment of entries. 
  • March 18 - 20 and March 25 – 27, 2021
    Sessions of the expert panel of judges
  • Early May 2021
    Results of the exhibition published at www.mdvv-lidice.cz
  • 1 June 2021
    Ceremonial opening at the Lidice Gallery
  • 1 June - 31 Jan 2022 
    Exhibition of the award-winning entries at the Lidice Gallery 
  • Sep - Dec 2021 
    Prizes, catalogues and invitations to participate in the next edition for foreign participants dispatched to Czech embassies, which ensure the prizes being handed over (by person or by post).

After the main exhibition is finished, smaller exhibitions will be created from the exhibits to tour other venues in the Czech Republic and abroad.

AWARDS

  • Prize of the Panel of Judges for a foreign school
  • Prize of the Panel of Judges for a school in the CR
  • “Rose of Lidice” Medal – for an individual
  • Medal for a school for its collection of entries
  • Medal for common work of children
  • Honorable mentions

PLEASE SEND YOUR ENTRIES TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:

49th International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice 2021

The Lidice Memorial, Lidice Gallery

Tokajická 152

273 54 Lidice

Czech Republic

Closing date for the 48th Edition: 19 February 2021

Postmark date on the consignment must not be later than 19 February 2021.

ATTENTION: Entries must be delivered physically to Lidice by 28 February 2021. Please, make sure that your postal service is able to deliver the consignment by that date. Please indicate the value 10 Euros. (Warning: a package with lower (e.g. 0 € ) or higher value may be stopped at customs and a tax added, which cannot be paid by the organizer.

You can check registration of received entries from February 2021 at https://www.mdvv-lidice.cz/en/current/registered/

The organizer reserves the right to use the received entries for other non-commercial exhibitions and charitable events and to reproduce them in print. The entries will not be given back.
Please note, that organizer does not provide certificates of participation or invitations for individuals or schools.

CONTACT DETAILS

Lidice Memorial, Lidice Gallery, Tokajická 152, 273 54 Lidice, Czech Republic

 

Our thanks for the pictures of the 49th ICEFA invitation go to Maya Sophie Stansbury from the Art School B. Martinů, Polička, Anna Vetešníková, Art School Mšeno, Madeleine Matějková, Art School Nové Město pod Smrkem and Hiba Khamlichi from Rabat, Morocco. 

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