Competitions have a firm place in the events arranged for Czech young people. They originated at the instigation of Hana Greenfield, a former prisoner in the Terezín Ghetto, who has from the very beginning financially supported events for children. While in the first year, 1994, 33 children from 10 schools participated in competitions, by the year 2000 some 400 children from 59 schools in towns across the Czech Republic took part. The 7th annual literary competition was announced in January 2001, this time on the theme How to live together on one planet, along with the 5th annual art competition How to fill time, which encourages young artists to create a triptych of drawings on a given text.