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Award ceremony for the winners of the LIDICE 2021 international children´s art competition

The ceremonial handover of one medal – the highest prize – and four honourable mention diplomas to the winners of the 49th International Children´s Art Competition LIDICE 2021 took place at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chengdu on Friday, January 14, 2022.

The theme of the competition of 49th International Children´s Exhibition of Fine Arts LIDICE 2021 (ICEFA Lidice) was “Robot and Artificial Intelligence”. Children from 5 different schools in Chengdu took part in the competition this year and the panel of judges selected five winning drawings from their entries. The Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chengdu welcomed the five winners aged 7 to 14 together with their teachers and president of the youth art organization Chengdu Youth Palace, which brings together artistically gifted children from all schools in Chengdu, for an award ceremony that included a tour of the premises of the Consulate and talks about the Czech Republic, Prague and Karel Čapek´s drama R.U.R., where the word “robot” was mentioned for the first time.

These five winners were the first ever awarded children from Chengdu.

Finally, the theme of the next year of the competition was also announced and everyone was invited to take part. The 50th year of the International Children´s Art Competition LIDICE 2022 will be dedicated to the theme “Museum”.