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Invitation to Participate at Art Competition Lidice 2021

Children and youth from 4-16 years, participate in the 49th International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice 2021. It brings together young artists from all over the world who share the same aim: to commemorate the tragic event of 1942 through genuineness, creativity and passion to spread hope and a positive vision for the future.

The closing date for applications to the 49th edition is 19th February 2021.


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.  

t 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: 



  • 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 


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

The exhibition is open only to children at age of 4 to 16.

The closing date for applications to the 49th edition is 19th February 2021.

All information can be found on the website of the organizer



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