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  the  Nazis during World War 2 and all children who have died through war.
Beginning in 1973 , this global  exhibtion  is into its 49th year.  It has become a well known global exhibtion .


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

Two 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 artist submitters. 

Theme for submissions  2021

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

•    Robots in literature and film

•    Year 2121 

•    Development and kinds of artificial intelligence

•    Technology and ethics

•    Data

•    Nanorobots 

Terms and Conditions
The exhibition is open only to children at age of 4 to 16 

One entry per child.

Art Techniques that are acceptable are:


  • Drawings

  • Paintings

  • Printmaking

  • Mixed Media

  • Photography

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

  • Entries eligible for assessment must align to the theme/sub theme.

Online Submission forms  are due :  Sunday  7th February  2021
Delivery deadline: 8th February 2021 5pm.  All artwork must be delivered or received by post no later than this date.
Delivery Address :  

The Incubator Creative Hub
 The Historic Village

159 17th Ave,nue

Tauranga 3112 

Labelling :  Please ensure all artworks are labelled with :


Email, address

Contact phone number

Artwork title

Art technique.

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Honourable Mention Ella Mitchell with Tauranga MP Jan Tinetti