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Invitation to participate in the 50th International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice 2022

The Embassy would like to cordially invite to participate in the 50th International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice 2022.

The competition and subsequent exhibition is one of the largest in the world, bringing together thousands of children from all over the world every year. In 2022, it will be the 50th anniversary of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage and Czech Republic will become the meeting place of world’s museum professionals during the ICOM General Conference in Prague.

The 50th ICEFA Lidice will be dedicated to the theme: MUSEUM

In museums, people can learn about the world’s diversity and shared history. Your artworks can be inspired by:
Various collections that are collected, conserved, studied and exhibited in museums. All kinds of things can be found among them: minerals, dinosaur skeletons or even technical inventions, but in museums, we can also learn about intangible heritage. Another inspiration can be galleries and museums of art with famous artworks. Museums are often beautiful buildings, but sometimes they don’t even need a roof – all over the world, open air museums show traditions of ancestors to people and the beauty of the landscape that they grew in. Botanical and zoological gardens are also special kinds of museums.
Museum is like a living organism with its own structure: many people take part in its daily life. Scientists and historians, security guards, archivists, custodians… and of course visitors.
And if there is no museum close to you, perhaps you have your own collections of personal treasures.
What would the museum of your dreams be like?
What would you like to show to future generations or to a person from a far away country?
What would happen if museum exhibits suddenly became alive?
What would a museum of your life or your family look like?
We are looking forward to your artworks.

Competition and exhibition
The entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges in two rounds. Artworks that receive an award will be exhibited on an annual exhibition in the Lidice Gallery from June 2022 and awarded 2D artworks subsequently archived. Smaller exhibitions from the entries will follow in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Eligibility conditions
• Participation in exhibition is open only to children aged 4 to 16, both as individuals and as representatives of schools and art clubs. People with disabilities can participate at any age.
• The maximum format for a 2D entry: 70 × 50 cm.
• The maximum format for a 3D entry: 100 × 70 × 40 cm, weight max. 10 kg.
• A maximum of two entries of the same technique (painting and drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, film/animation, art objects) by one artist is acceptable. One artist can participate with entries in multiple techniques.
• We appeal to teachers to select the entries carefully to create a school’s collection of a high quality.
• Use spray fixative for entries created in paints that can be dusted or wiped off.
• Only photos on good-quality paper are acceptable.
• Films/animations – max. length 3 minutes.
• Eligibility for the competition requires compliance with the complete conditions at www.mdvv-lidice.cz. Non-compliance or illegible writing on the application and artwork labels can lead to the artwork not being accepted for the competition.

Closing date of the 50th ICEFA Lidice: February 11, 2022
Application for the competition – to register your participation, please, fill in the APPLICATION FORM. Send the filled out application and the name list of participants together with the entries.
Labelling of entries – Every artwork has to be labeled, please, use the LABEL (downloaded from the website above). Label is to be attached or glued to the back of the pictures. It is possible to tie the label to 3D artworks with a string.
On the label, please write:
• Child’s/participant’s name, surname and age.
• Name and full address of the school or organization responsible for sending the entry (Id. no. of the organization, name of the school, street, postcode, city). Information on awards will be sent to this address.
• E-mail address of the school or organization to be used for communication on the exhibition, and of art teacher(s) responsible for sending in the entries so that they can be informed about the competition.
• If a child participates as an individual, indicate their full name, age and home address, including an e-mail for communication (of a parent).

By participating in the competition, the participants or their guardians are expressing their consent with processing of personal information necessary for the competition and the exhibition. See more here.

Send the labelled entries together with the application form to the address:

50th International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice 2022
Lidice Gallery, Tokajická 152, 273 54 Lidice, Czech Republic
In case of any questions, please, contact children@lidice-memorial.cz.