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Invitation to Participate at Art Competition Lidice 2023

The International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice (ICEFA Lidice) is open to children at age of 4 to 16. Artworks can be sent to the Lidice Gallery until the deadline of February 10, 2023.

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.  Artworks from Albania were sent in 2022 at the 50 th edition with the theme Museum. IIva Sakollari  was awarded Mention of Honour. Congratulations!!!

The theme of the 51th edition is Dance .

Dance is a physical activity that can convey stories, emotions and moods without using words – like fine art. Dance is a means of human communication and has been a part of human culture since time immemorial. Already in the prehistoric age, people performed ritual dances to ensure a successful hunt or to win the favor of their gods.

Over time, dance has become a part of folk festivities and also of theatrical performances. Dancing can tell a story, express feelings or just be movement for joy. People dance together in groups, for an audience, with their loved ones or just by themselves. Dance is associated with rhythm, music, and often with beautiful and expressive costumes and dresses. The effect of dancing can be influenced not only by the dancers, but also by a choreographer or a scenographer, traditional dances often employ the work of a number of craftsmen and musicians.

Around us, we can also find dances in a figurative sense – a dance of colours and lights, a dance of planets, the dancing of shadows on the wall.

  • What dances do you like?
  • What music inspires you to dance?
  • With whom would you like to dance or where would you like to dance?
  • How do you feel when dancing? What would you like to say by dancing?
  • Can nature or things dance?



  • 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 51th edition is 10th February 2023.

All information can be found on the website of the ICEFA Lidice  https://www.mdvv-lidice.cz/en/current/