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Invitation to the International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice

The Embassy of the Czech Republic cordially invites children from nursery, primary and secondary schools (4 – 16 years of age) to participate in the 44th year of the traditional International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice.

The exhibition 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 from 60-70 countries worldwide.

Children usually participate through their schools; however, individual participation is possible as well.  

Every participant may opt for any artistic technique. Accepted works are made by various techniques going under categories in the catalogue:

  • painting, drawing
  • printmaking
  • photographs
  • ceramics
  • combined technique (metal, ceramics, wood, glass, textile, paper)

The sizes of the 2D works shall be 70 x 50 cm at most, sizes of the 3D works shall be 120 x 120 cm, 10 kg weight at most.

An expert panel of judges consisting of art teachers and visual artists selects circa 1,400 works for exhibition. The works are awarded Honourable Mentions and the best of them obtain “Rose of Lidice” medals.

Every year, the exhibition is dedicated to a specific theme. In 2016, the theme of the art works shall be „School? Education!“

For details on participation in the exhibition please see http://www.mdvv-lidice.cz/files/doc/vyzva-rocnik-44-en.pdf.