The 50th International Children's Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice - 2022

The International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice (ICEFA Lidice) was established in 1967 to commemorate child victims from the Czech village of Lidice murdered by  the  Nazis during World War 2 and all children who have died through war.  


Beginning in 1973 , this global  exhibition  is into its 50th year.  It has become a well known international exhibition .

Up to  25,000 great  works of art are submitted not only from the Czech and Slovak republics but also from  60-70 other countries.  

Three years ago, thanks to the generosity of a Tauranga couple with family connections to the Village of Lidice, the Incubator became involved encouraging the first ever New Zealand child artists to submit.  Since then, the children have won both awards and medals. Because of the sponsorship from this family all costs of sending the artwork have been covered.

Theme for submissions  2022

Every year, the exhibition carries a unique theme, chosen by the Lidice Memorial in cooperation with UNESCO.


The Convention on the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2022. The Czech Republic will also become a place where museums from all over the world meet at the General Conference of ICOM - the International Council of Museums.


The following theme was chosen for the 50th International Children's Art Exhibition Lidice 2022:




Thanks to museums, we can learn about the diversity of the world and common history.  

  • Collections in museums are preserved, studied and exhibited professionally.  Items cover from minerals to dinosaur skeletons to technical inventions.

  • Museums also have galleries with famous or local works of art .

  • Museums are often  beautiful buildings, but sometimes we find open air  museums that show people the culture of their ancestors and  to realize the beauty of the landscape in which they grew up.

  • Museums can also include  botanical and zoological gardens .

Inspiration Ideas:

  • If there is no museum in your area, you may have  your own treasured  collection?

  • What would your dream museum be like?  What would you like to show to future generations.

  • What would you like to show people from the other side of the world?  

  • What would happen if the exhibits came to life? 

  • What would the museum of your life or your family look like? 


Terms and Conditions
The exhibition is open only to children of the  age of 4 to 16 years on the date of February 11th 2022.  Please make your submission as soon as possible.


Art Techniques that are acceptable for us to send:

  • Drawings

  • Paintings

  • Printmaking

  • Mixed Media

  • Photography

Terms and Conditions: 

  • One entry per child.

  • The maximum format for a 2D entry is 70 × 50 cm

  • Photos must be on good-quality paper

  • Any entries employing colours that can be dusted or wiped must be fixed using a fixative  For example pastels or chalks.

  • Original works  only to be submitted.  Copies, Xerox copies or electronic copies will not be eligible for assessment.

  • Entries eligible for assessment must align to the theme.

  • An online submission form must be completed before delivery.

  • Sorry but art works that are selected cannot be returned.


The Delivery of artwork  is due :   Friday 3rd December  2021


The Incubator Creative Hub
The Historic Village

159 17th Avenue

Tauranga 3112 


Labelling :  

Please ensure all delivered artwork are labelled with :

  • Name

  • Age

  • Gender,

  • Email, address

  • Contact phone number

  • Artwork title

  • Art technique.


Award Ceremony for the 48th Exhibition Award Winners - Honourable Mention Ella Mitchell with the Hon, Jan Tinetti. Associate Minister for Education and Minister for  Women