Awarding ceremony of the winners of the International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice was held at the temporary exhibitions hall of Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute. Director of AGMI Hayk Demoyan, welcomed the participants and noted that children were the guests of the new exhibition hall for the first time. "There will operate a special room for the pupils in the new museum building, where classes on the history of the Armenian Genocide will be held", - said Hayk Demoyan.
According to the Chargé d' Affaires of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Armenia Peter Mikiska, 34 schools from all over Armenia participated in the competition and one third of them have received various awards, including the grand prize - the medal "Rose of Lidice ".
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 contest is held for children from 4 to 16 years old from schools, kindergartens, orphanages, centers of artistic development, et.c. of the Czech Republic and abroad.