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Invitation to Participate at Art Competition Lidice 2021

(This article expired 28.02.2021.)

The International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice (ICEFA Lidice) is open to children at the age of 4 to 16. Artworks can be sent to the Lidice Gallery until the deadline of February 19, 2021.

The International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice (ICEFA Lidice) 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 not only from the Czech and Slovak republics but also from other 60-70 countries, including such distant ones as China, India, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka or Zimbabwe.

Albania has its representatives in the Exhibition every year as well. 29 artworks from Albania were sent in 2020 to the 48th edition with the theme Landscape. Florian Vasho was awarded Mention of Honour. Congratulations!!!


In honor of the 100th anniversary of the drama R.U.R. by Karel Čapek and the invention of the word "robot", the theme of the 49th edition is ROBOT AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

with subthemes:

  • 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 

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.  It 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. 


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

The exhibition is open only to children at the 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 ICEFA Lidice.