CVHM Comics Competition

Since 2011, the Malach Visual History Center has held an annual competition for young comics authors. High and elementary school students are given the opportunity to submit their works based on viewing online available interviews with Holocaust survivors from the collection of the USC SF or USHMM Visual History Archive. The technique, format and length used are left entirely to the discretion and preferences of the participants themselves. The top three in each category are subsequently rewarded and their works are exhibited online as well as physically in a gallery at the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics of MFF UK.

Comic book competition

Interviews in Czech to be processed in the comics competition can be found here:

USC SF Visual History Archive : simple and free of charge registration required

To preserve the diversity of the fate of the survivors of World War II, we recommend interviews:

Alena Hajkova -

Eduard Holomek -

Alfred Fuchs -

Adolfina Sovova -

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)

IWitness USC SF

short snippets of interviews in Czech available after language filter selection:



Create a comic or other visual work based on recordings with WWII memorabilia,

located in the USC Shoah Foundation and USHMM Archives. Information on access to archives can be found on the CVH Malach website ( in the section

"Comics Contest". Another interview can be seen directly in CVH Malach.

We do not recommend capturing the entire life-story of an old-timer with a comic book, but choosing from its narration a shorter full-length episode, story...



• the work can be created by any artistic or visual technique

(drawing, painting, graphic art, collage, photography, animation, film or a combination thereof),

• the comic or the work must not exceed 1 page of any format,

A maximum of 3 works by the same author will be accepted in the competition,

• each competition comic must be provided with the author's name, along with the name and address of the school she attends,

• the closing date of the competition is 8th January 2024,

• the jury will decide on the results of the competition by 12th January 2024,

The awards ceremony for the authors of the winning works will take place within the 14th anniversary of the Centre of Visual History Malach held on 22nd January 2024 at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University


Send the competition works by post to:

CVH Malach (MFF UK), Malostranské náměstí 25, 118 00 Praha 1

or by e-mail to:


Winning works 2022/23 (click to enlarge)

Older pupils and students

1st place Martina Zbranková (Gymnázium Jana Blahoslava a Střední pedagogická škola Přerov) 2nd place Josef Kýval (Gymnázium Hranice)


2nd place Jan Lopour  3rd place Ivana Macková (Stredná odborná škola pedagogická Bratislava)

Younger pupils

1st place Barbora Bejblíková (Gymnázium Vysoké Mýto) 2nd place Barbora Dvořáková (Gymnázium Vysoké Mýto)


2nd place Terezie Konečná (Gymnázium Vysoké Mýto) 3rd place Darja Leníčková (Gymnázium Vysoké Mýto)


Winning works 2021/22 (click to enlarge)

1st place Jolana Chládková (Gymnázium Vysoké Mýto)

2nd place Martina Knotková (Základní škola při Léčebně dr. L. Filipa, Poděbrady)


3rd place Barbora Ellen Kučerová (Gymnázium Vysoké Mýto)

3rd place  Ester Matoušková (Gymnázium Vysoké Mýto)

Winning works 2020/21 (click to enlarge)

Older pupils and students

1st place Martin Mütsch (Střední škola vizuální tvorby Hradec Králové) 2nd place Amálie Kmoníčková (Střední škola vizuální tvorby Hradec Králové)

3rd place Zuzana Šejnohová (SUPŠ Sv. Anežky Český Krumlov)

Younger pupils

1st place Veronika Hermannová (2. ZŠ Dobříš) 2nd place Karla Říhová (Gymnázium Vysoké Mýto) 3rd place Adéla Horáková (Gymnázium Vysoké Mýto)

Winning works 2018/2019 (click to enlarge)

Older pupils and students

1st place Mária Kalivodová (SOŠ pedagogická, Modra, SR)

2nd place Lucie Travničková (SOŠ a SOU technické Třemošnice)

2nd place Alexandra Sütteová (SOŠ pedagogická, Modra, SR)

3rd place Brigita Štefanová (Střední umělecko-průmyslová škola sklářská, Železný Brod)



Younger pupils

1st place Elen Shánělová (Gymnázium Vysoké Mýto)

2nd place Vojtěch Holas (ZŠ Hořičky)

3rd place Pavla Šindelková (Gymnázium F. M. Pelcla, Rychnov n.K.)

3rd place Ondřej Steinbauer (Gymnázium Postupická, Praha)

















 You can find the results of previous years in our photo gallery.