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International Children's Exhibition of Fine Art Lidice 2022

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

Theme

Every year, the exhibition bears a unique theme chosen by the Lidice Memorial in cooperation with the UNESCO. In 2022, it will be the 50th anniversary of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Czech Republic will also 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? 

TIME SCHEDULE OF THE EXHIBITION

  • February 11, 2022 - Closing date for the registration and the last acceptable date on the postmark on the consignment of entries;
  • March 17 - 19 and March 24 - 26, 2022 - Session of the exhibition jury (2 rounds);
  • May 15, 2022 (at the latest) - Results of the exhibition published at www.mdvv-lidice.cz;
  • June 2, 2022 - Vernissage and awards ceremony, Lidice Gallery;
  • June 2, 2022 – February 2, 2023 - Exhibition of the award-winning entries at the Lidice Gallery;
  • Sep – Dec 2022 - Prizes, catalogues and invitations to participate in the next edition for foreign; participants dispatched to Czech embassies who hand over the prizes to winners in person or by post.

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 the annual exhibition at 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.

Awards

  • Prize of the Panel of Judges for a foreign school 
  • Prize of the Panel of Judges for a school in the Czech Republic
  • “Rose of Lidice” Medal – for an individual
  • Medal for a school for its collection of entries
  • Medal for a collective work of children
  • Honourable mentions

INSTRUCTIONS FOR  PARTICIPATION

closing date: February 11, 2022

Send the artworks labelled according to the instructions together with the application form to the address:

50th International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice 2022

The Lidice Memorial, Lidice Gallery

Tokajická 152

273 54 Lidice

Czech Republic

In case of sending the artwork from a far away country, add the contact email: children@lidice-memorial.cz and contact number: +420 736 642 318 to the address. If value needs to be stated, value the whole individual package at 10 USD/EUR (the organizer cannot pay any fees or taxes in case a higher value is stated and the package will be returned.)

The closing date is the last possible day of sending the package with artworks (the last possible date on the postmark). The work must physically arrive at the Lidice Gallery by the end of February. You can check the registration of incoming artworks on the exhibition’s website during February and March 2022.
The organizer reserves the right to use the submitted works for other non-commercial exhibitions, charitable events and for their reproduction in press. Submitted works are not returned, but upon a prior arrangement it is possible to pick up unawarded artworks at the Lidice Gallery in person.

ART TECHNIQUES

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

ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS

The exhibition is open only to children at the age of 4 to 16, both as individuals and as representatives of schools and art clubs. People with disabilities can enter the exhibition at any age (please indicate “disability”, the type of disability 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 × 40 cm, max. weight 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.
  • Use spray fixative for entries created in paints that can be dusted or wiped off. 
  • Only photos on good-quality paper are acceptable.
  • Films - short films and animations up to 3 minutes in length. For further specifications (eligibility criteria, the process of making films, registration of a film) see below. 
  • Only original artworks 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.
  • Teachers should make a pre-selection of entries to be sent in to the exhibition in order to create as good a school collection as possible.

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