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MANILA -- Assumption College of Makati and St. Stephen’s High School of Manila received awards in the 40th International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice held last May 30 in Lidice, Czech Republic.
A medal to the school for their collection of combined techniques was awarded to four Assumption College Makati students Giannina Victoria Gomez, Camilla Isabel Suarez, Anna Beatriz Fatima Venezuela, and Isabel Monserrat Villaroman, while an individual medal was awarded to Sharlleen Kiana So of St. Stephen´s High School.
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 in 1942, as well as all other children who have died in wars.
It has become an international event for art exhibition for children from 4 to 16 years old with talents in painting, drawing, print making, photography, and ceramics.
The Lidice International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts is considered as the oldest and largest in Europe and in the world.
This 40th year exhibition was participated in by entries from countries such as the Philippines, Afghanistan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Estonia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Malaysia, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, and Venezuela.
Of the 26,064 entries from 67 countries, only 1,434 were selected by the panel of judges to win prizes, including 269 medals. Of 17,404 foreign entries, 724 won prizes, including 122 medals (94 medals to individuals and 28 medals to schools for their collections).
The Philippines submitted nine entries from different schools in Manila, which included Assumption College Makati, and St. Stephen’s High School Manila. The entries from said schools received medals. Two other entries from St. Stephen’s High School and Hope Christian Learning Center received an honorable mention.
The 40th International Children’s Exhibition is organized by the Lidice Memorial under the auspices of the Czech Ministries of Culture, Foreign Affairs and Education, Youth and Sports with the support of Unesco’s Czech Commission.