ArmInfo. Winers of 45th International Children?s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice to awarded in Yerevan on January 26 (ICEFA Lidice).
According to the information shared to Arminfo at the press office of the Czech Republic Embassy, the special Award ceremony wil take place on Friday Jan 26, 2018, starting at 15:00, at the Temporary Exhibition Hall of the Genocide Museum - Institute, Tsitsernakaberd Hwy., Yerevan. The winner Armenian artists will receive their prizes from hands of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Armenia, H. E. Mr. Petr Mikyska.
To recall, 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. The year 2017 has been declared the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations. Therefore the jubilee 45th edition of the competition was dedicated to the theme of TRAVEL.
This year edition saw over 25 600 children from more than 1 800 schools from 82 countries. Among those who traditionally take part in the competition, this year new countries have entered such as Palestine, Ecuador and Uruguay.
In the first round the judges from the Czech and Slovak Republic selected and recommended works to the second round in which the judges awarded honorable mentions and medals for the best artists. Well-known and popular photographer Robert Vano took part for the second time. Other judges from the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Russia, Hong Kong and the USA joined him.
This year's event received 25,690 entries from 83 countries and 1,834 organizations and schools, out of which 1,289 ones from 76 countries were awarded a prize by the panel of judges, while the best 248 received medals. Out of 17,188 foreign entries from 1,316 organizations, 531 won prizes including 94 medals. Most awards went to children from Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, India, Iran, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Serbia, Thailand and Ukraine.
Armenia was represented by 13 schools with total of 224 works. This year too, H. Sharambeian Art School of Dilijan was among the most active ones. This year 2 young artists from this school, and art students from Nerqin Getashen, Kapan and Yerevan were among Honourable Mentions. Nare Tovmasian (8 years) from H. Sharambeian Art School was awarded the highest award - Lidice medal. In total Armenian children got one medal and five Honorable Mentions.