Iranian children shine at Czech’s Lidice art competition

TEHRAN, Feb. 23 (MNA) – Iranian children were awarded at the 43th International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice (ICEFA Lidice) in Czech Republic.

Dedicated to the theme LIGHT at the suggestion of the Czech Commission for UNESCO to celebrate 2015 as the International Year of Light, this year’s edition saw 21,380 participating children from 71 countries.

Out of 13,819 foreign entries from 69 countries (apart from Czech) and 1,171 organizations, 533 won prizes, including 81 medals (61 medals to individuals, 1 medal for a collective work and 19 medals to schools for their collections). Most awards went to children from China, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Serbia and Ukraine.

10 members from Iran’s KANOON, Institute for Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults, received the competition’s diplomas of honors, including Nasim Amini, 9 years, Kiarash Babaei, 7 years, Farzaneh Emami, 14 years, Parnian Khosroabadi, 7 years, Atena Mehrzad, 9 years, Mahdis Moradian, 7 years, Hossein Noroozi, 8 years, Bahar Raznahan, 12 years, and Sogand Shams, 7 years. Reza Shahraki, 15 years, received an Honorable mention while a medal went to the school for their collection of paintings and drawings.

Iranian 11-year-old artist Romina Rahnamoun, participating independently from KANOON, also received an honorable mention.

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.

By Mehr News Agency