The 49th International Children's Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice - 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.   Due to the generous offer of a couple who have family in Lidice we have the opportunity to send New Zealand children's artwork to Lidice for this important exhibition. 

Overall Theme:  Robot and Artificial Intelligence.
A hundred years ago, in his drama R.U.R., the Czech writer Karel Čapek used the word 'robot' for the first time, from the Slavic word for forced labour, "robota".  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.  A recommendation concerning ethical principles of artificial intelligence will be one of the topics of the UNESCO General Conference in 2021. 

Sub themes/ideas:
•    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 

Terms and Conditions
•    Art Techniques that are acceptable are: Drawings OR Paintings OR Printmaking  OR Mixed Media OR Photography
•    The exhibition is open only to children at age of 4 to 16, though handicapped participants can enter the exhibition regardless of age (please                include type of handicap and the age of the participant).
•    The maximum format for a 2D entry is 70 × 50 cm.
•    A maximum of one entry per artist.
•    Photos must be on good-quality paper
•    Any entries employing colours that can be dusted or wiped must be fixed (pastel etc.).
•    Only originals are acceptable. Copies, Xerox copies or electronic copies will not be eligible for assessment.
•    Entries eligible for assessment must stick to the theme/sub theme. 
•    Please fill out the submission form and submit your entry by Tuesday 19th  January 2021
•    All artwork must be delivered to The Incubator, The Historic Village, 159 17th Ave, Tauranga, by 5pm on Monday the 8th February 2021.
•    Please ensure all artworks are labelled with your name, age, gender, email, phone number, title and art technique.