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Calendar 2021 with the theme Landscape

20. 1. 2021

Selected artworks from the International Children's Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice can accompany you throughout the year. This year’s calendar with the theme Landscape presents 53 works by children from 17 countries.

The calendar is available in the Lidice Memorial online store. After the reopening of the gallery, it will also be for sale at the reception of the Lidice Gallery. The calendar is available only in Czech language.


In the calendar you will find artworks by the following authors:

Czech Republic: Eliška Krejčí and Ema Novotná, Kateřina Pašková, Tina Ulvrová, František Vyskočil, Ema Vajnerová, František Zeman, Karolína Zechová, Jakub Kolář, Natálie Vránová, Anastazie Najdek, Sofia Dittmannová, Eliška Logajová, Viola Kubaníková, Matyáš Grof, Madeleine Matějková, Lucie Peterová, Valérie Stříbná, Barbora Holečková, Dorota Straková, Magdalena Přibová, Tereza Zavadilová, Valerie Nardelli, Eliška Hlavatá, Eliška Kučerová, Kateřina Zuzaníková, Denisa Křížová, Jan Bauer, Lucie Čapková, Karin Bastlová, Eliška Kytková, Adéla Ambrožová

Armenia: Vanuhi Grigoryan

Austria: Vojtěch Hofman

Belarus: Anna Kazakova

China: Yee Ching Lee, Kin Gi Lau

Croatia: Nikola Dekić

Estonia: Sten Strikholm

Hungary: Bálint Kovács, Natasa Angyal

Mexico: Frida Thais Espinosa Romero

North Macedonia: Ermina Ramadani

Romania: Mihaela Stetco

Russia: Anton Reut

Slovakia: Karolína Olekšáková, Nina Ondrušková, Tereza Medveďová, Daniel Beník

Slovenia: Živa Zimšek

Turkey: Berk Kus

Ukraine: Anastasiya Lunova, Eve Ozeryan

United Kingdom: William Hudson-White, Charlotte Utting


Our thanks to all the children for their artworks and best wishes for the year 2021!

The Robots Are Already Coming to the 49th ICEFA Lidice!

21. 1. 2021

Several hundred paintings and drawings on the theme "Robot and artificial intelligence" from Europe, America, Asia and Africa have already arrived at the Lidice Gallery. The gradual registration of artworks for the competition has started, you can follow it under Registered entries.

We would like to assure you that the 49th International Children's Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice will take place this year, despite the current epidemiological situation. The closing date for the competition on Friday, February 19, 2021 still applies (it is the last possible date for sending the parcels with artworks to Lidice). The work must physically arrive at the Lidice Gallery well in advance of the meeting of the exhibition’s jury (1st round: March 18 - 20, 2021).

We also continue to offer you the opportunity to collect unawarded artworks from the 48th year at the Lidice Gallery. The gallery is currently closed, but we can hand the works over to you or your representative on prior arrangement.

All information and forms necessary for participation in the 49th year can be found here. In case you have unexpected complications with the delivery of artworks to Lidice, please contact us by e-mail at We will be happy to help you individually.

Thank you, we are looking forward to your artworks!

ICEFA team

Stanislava Doleželová and Táňa Válková

The jury session is postponed, new artworks arrive every day

5. 3. 2021

Dear participants, thank you very much for this year's great interest in the exhibition! Packages with artworks from all over the world continue to arrive at the Lidice Gallery.

We carefully store all delivered packages and we will register all entries in time for the exhibition jury. Please, do not worry if you currently do not see your artworks on our website as registered for the competition. Due to the worsening of the epidemic situation in the Czech Republic and the tightening of anti-COVID-19 measures, we have postponed the jury session, thus extending the registration of artworks, which will continue into April.

We will inform you about the new date of the jury session. 

With best wishes

ICEFA Lidice team

The exhibition jury will take place in May

1. 5. 2021

The exhibition jury will soon select the winning artworks of the 49th International Children's Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice 2021.

Despite the fact that schools, art schools and art clubs in the Czech Republic and in other countries have been closed for a large part of the year, more than 11 000 works on the topic of "Robot and artificial intelligence" from 72 countries were delivered to the Lidice Gallery, among them over seven hundred 3D artworks. All participants showed incredible commitment and creativity in the current situation. Thank you very much!

Due to the postponement of the jury meeting, the whole schedule of the exhibition will change. The results of the competition are expected to be published on the website in mid-June and the exhibition of the winning artworks in the Lidice Gallery will open in mid-July. The exhibition at the Lidice Gallery will be extended until January.

The updated schedule of the exhibition will be published after the jury meeting. We are sorry that you have to wait a little longer for the results of the competition and for the exhibition this year. The postponement has been caused by adverse epidemiological situation in the Czech Republic. Thank you very much for your understanding.

Jury Session of the 49th ICEFA Lidice 2021

10. 5. 2021

The jury session of ICEFA Lidice took place at the Lidice Gallery from May 6 to May 8, 2021. In two rounds, the jury carefully chose artworks to be awarded from over 11,200 works of art by children from 72 countries on the theme of "Robot and artificial intelligence".

Due to the ongoing pandemic, only members of the jury from the Czech Republic took part in the meeting, similarly to the last year. We sincerely hope that next year it will be possible to invite colleagues from abroad to Lidice again.

With the necessary postponement of the jury from the original date in March, the schedule of the exhibition has changed.

The results of the competition will be published on the exhibition website on June 21. You can visit the exhibition of almost a thousand awarded works at the Lidice Gallery from the beginning of July. The traditional award ceremony for medallists from the Czech Republic and the two schools awarded with the Jury Prize will take place on September 9 in the garden of the Lidice Gallery.

We will inform you in case of any further changes due to the current epidemic situation.

Once more, we would like to thank all the children who took part in the competition this year, as well as their teachers and relatives who support them in creative efforts!

Updated schedule of the exhibition

27. 5. 2021

  • February 19, 2021
    Closing date for the registration and the last acceptable date on the postmark on the consignment of entries

  • May 6 – May 8, 2021
    Session of the exhibition jury (2 rounds)

  • June 21, 2021
    Results of the exhibition published at

  • July 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022
    Exhibition of the award-winning entries at the Lidice Gallery

  • September 9, 2021 
    Award ceremony in the garden of the Lidice Gallery

  • Sep – Dec 2021 
    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

Preparations for the 49th Exhibition

9. 6. 2021

In the Lidice Gallery, preparations for this year's 49th ICEFA Lidice are in full swing.

In recent weeks, art photographer Martin Homola has been working in the gallery, carefully documenting all the awarded works. Soon, you will be able to view the photos on our website together with the results of this year's competition.

The rest of the team is fully engaged in recording and checking data on almost a thousand awarded works, and in the installation of awarded works in the gallery. The exhibition spaces are gradually filled with robots of all shapes and sizes, various colors and materials. Like us, they are certainly looking forward to meeting you, our dear visitors.

The exhibition will be open to the public from July 1, 2021 until January 31, 2022. The traditional award ceremony in the garden of the Lidice gallery will take place on Thursday, September 9, 2021.

Take a look at some photos from the ongoing installation of the exhibition.

Results of the 49th ICEFA Lidice

21. 6. 2021

A total of 11,213 works from 72 countries entered this year's competition on the theme "ROBOT and artificial intelligence". After careful consideration, the jury awarded 945 artworks with 953 awards, including 156 medals. The results of the competition and all the awarded works can be viewed on the exhibition's website.

Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to everyone for participating!

On July 1, the exhibition of all the awarded works opens at the Lidice Gallery. The traditional award ceremony and presentation of the "Rose of Lidice" medals to children from the Czech Republic and the Jury Prizes will take place on September 9, 2021. Awards to participants all over the world will be distributed in cooperation with Czech embassies and consulates during Autumn-Winter 2021.

We ask participants, parents and teachers to check the information about awarded schools and authors. In case of any mistake or inaccuracy, please contact us by email at

This year's exhibition is open

1. 7. 2021

Starting on the first morning of July, manifold robots of this year's exhibition welcome visitors of all ages. The exhibition showcases 945 exhibits with the theme of robots, technology and Karel Čapek. An educational creative corner where (not only) children can create their own robot accompanies the installation. 

The exhibition takes place at the Lidice Gallery (Tokajická 152, 273 54 Lidice, Czechia). The gallery is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from April to October and from November to March daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

We look forward to your visit!

Prize-giving ceremony at the Lidice Gallery

10. 9. 2021

On Thursday, 9th September, the garden of the Lidice Gallery hosted the winners announcement ceremony, where the highest awards of the exhibition, "Rose of Lidice” medals and Prizes of the Panel of Judges, were presented.

The first part of the ceremony was dedicated to the Prizes of the Panel of Judges – the highest awards bestowed on a Czech and a foreign school. The Prize of the Panel of Judges for the Czech Republic went to the Social Service Centre Horizont in Protivín for a unique, unusual and very impressive collection of entries. They will come to Lidice for the prize individually during the duration of the exhibition.

The prize of the Panel of Judges for a foreign school went to the Visual Art Center in Kryvyj Rih, Ukraine. The glass palette by the art glass-maker Jiří Pačinek was presented symbolically to Ambassador of Ukraine to the Czech Republic H. E. Jevhen Perebyjnis.

The later part of the ceremony saw almost fifty medallist receive their medals. The child winners received a medal, a certificate, a reproduction of their artwork and gifts – books, art accessories, and other beautiful prizes. One medallist from Poland also came to Lidice in person to receive her medal. Clients of Domov Raspenava, who won a medal for school for their collection of mixed media works, received their certificates on the stage together.

Foreign winners, who won 66 medal in total this year, will receive their prizes through co-operation with embassies of the Czech Republic abroad and the Czech Centres, which take care of the presentation of the prizes in the countries of their respective mission. This year, out of 11,213 entries from 72 countries 945 entries received 952 awards – 124 medals, 32 medals for schools for collections of entries and 796 honourable mentions.

All day, children could enjoy activities in the garden of the Lidice Gallery, inspired by the theme of the exhibition, "ROBOT and artificial intelligence". Thus, children had the opportunity to make hand paper thanks to the hand paper mill Papyrea, fly drones with a team from the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, try 3D print and chemical tricks with a team of the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague as well as puzzles and artistic activities with the leisure centre Labyrint. This year's exhibition featuring the theme 'ROBOT and artificial intelligence' was open to visitors throughout the day.

Our thanks go to our partners and sponsors for beautiful gifts for children and other forms of support for the exhibition.

For more information and photos see the page Prize Awards.

Prize of the Panel of Judges 2021 for the Czech Republic

24. 9. 2021

On September 22, the Lidice Gallery hosted a prize-giving ceremony for the winners of the Prize of the Panel of Judges 2021 for the Czech Republic, the clients of the Social Service Centre Horizont, with their assistants and teachers. 

The Prize of the Panel of Judges went to the Centre Horizont for its unique, unusual and impressive collection of entries and also for very successful long-standing co-operation with the ICEFA Lidice. The symbolic glass palette was presented to Marcela Uhrová, who has been leading art workshops for many years now and provided guidance also to this year's winners. The artworks on display are created by employing the printmaking technique of linocut and papercut.

After receiving their prizes, certificates and gifts, the guests toured the 49th ICEFA Lidice exhibition at the Lidice Gallery. They also visited the Lidice Memorial site and the Rose Garden and honoured the memory of murdered Lidice children and all child victims of wars, to whose memory the children exhibition of fine arts takes place.

We extend our thanks for the visit and congratulations on the awards, wishing you much success and inspiration for further artistic work.

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

20. 12. 2021

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 the 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

All information about the new edition of the competition including a detailed time schedule can be found at our website:

The best entries selected by the expert panel of judges and awarded with medals and honourable mentions will be displayed at the Lidice Gallery at Lidice from 2 Jun 2022 to 1 Feb 2023. Some entries will be selected for touring exhibitions in the Czech Republic and abroad.

The closing date is 11 Feb 2022! The postmark date on the consignment must not be later than 11 February 2022.  ATTENTION: Entries must be delivered physically to Lidice by 28 Feb 2021! Please, make sure that your postal service is able to deliver the consignment by that date. Please indicate the value of 10 Eur, consignments with lower (0 eur) or higher value are intercepted at customs and duty and VAT payment are required, which is not acceptable for the organizer.

We ask teachers to make a pre-selection of entries to be sent in to the exhibition in order to create as good a school collection as possible.

Please send your entries to the following address:

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

The Lidice Memorial, Lidice Gallery

Tokajická 152

273 54 Lidice

Czech Republic

You can check the registration of the received entries from February 2022 at:

The organizer reserves the right to use the received entries for other non-commercial exhibitions and charitable events and to reproduce them in print. The entries will not be given back.

We are looking forward to your entries!

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