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3 young artists lauded for winning in Czech Republic art show

/ 03:05 PM February 03, 2015
Czech Ambassador Jaroslav Olša Jr. poses for photos with 2014 ICEFA Lidice awardees  Justine Mae Sy, Jasmine Kate Tan and Maria Angelica Tejada.

Czech Ambassador Jaroslav Olša Jr. poses for photos with 2014 ICEFA Lidice awardees Justine Mae Sy, Jasmine Kate Tan and Maria Angelica Tejada.

MANILA, Philippines—Three young artists have been accorded recognition after receiving awards in an international art exhibit in the Czech Republic.

Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Jaroslav Olša Jr. handed certificates of appreciation and gift certificates on Jan. 30 to 13-year-olds Justine Mae Sy and Jasmine Kate Tan, both from St. Stephen’s High School, and 8-year-old Maria Angelica Tejada from Padre Burgos Elementary School in Quezon City after their artworks were shown in the 2014 International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice (ICEFA Lidice).

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The young artists were given honorable mentions by the 2014 ICEFA Lidice exhibitions committee.

The Filipino students were among the 622 winners who were given awards in the 2014 ICEFA Lidice. A total of 20,136 entries had been submitted to the said art exhibition by young artists aged 4 to 16 years old from 75 nations.

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The 2014 edition of the art show carried the theme “Family Farming, or, Our Garden and Field.”

The annual art exhibition, which was inaugurated in 1967, commemorates the death of children in Lidice town during the German Nazi occupation.

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