Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston
Annual Mahatma Gandhi Week

All Contests are Virtual

Texas State-Wide Virtual/Online Contests

A project to create a higher awareness of the inspiring life and work of Mahatma Gandhi to promote universal values of Truth, Non-Violence, Love & Service.

The contests are open to all children in Greater Houston. The winners of these contests will be recognized at 1000 Lights for Peace on Sunday, October 18, 2020.

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Middle School

“Messages & Symbols of Peace”

High School

“Love Never Claims It Ever Gives”


Middle School

“Peace: My Dream”

High School

“Peace and Leadership”


10 and Under

“Change Begins With Me”

11 and Above

“LEED and Simple Living”


10 and Below

“Picture a Peaceful World”

11 and Above

“Planting Peace”


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Awards Per ContestSenior Age Groupjunior Age Group
Winner$150 Gift Certificate$100 Gift Certificate
Runner-Up$100 Gift Certificate$75 Gift Certificate
2nd Runner-Up$75 Gift Certificate$50 Gift Certificate

Contest Rules

The submitted work (Essay/Speech/Poster/Multimedia) should be original work created entirely by the participant and contain no copyrighted information. Once submitted it becomes property of the Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston (EGMH) which may be used and reproduced as the organization deems. It may be offered for public display or publication at some time during or after the contest. The only information that
will be released is child’s name, age, and hometown. For questions, please contact EGMH event coordinator via email as given below.

Creative Writing / Essay Contest : In a maximum of 650 words (High School) or 400 words (Middle School and under) submit an essay, poem, or prose on the respective topic. Essays must be typed in a 12-point Arial font & double spaced with word count typed at the bottom. Entries must be submitted in electronic format to by midnight, Sunday, October 4, 2020. For information, e-mail

iTribute Contest : Submit a multimedia format presentation on respective topic with a maximum of 5 minutes in length. Entries must be submitted in electronic format to Entries may also be submitted on a CD / Flash Drive with all multimedia content embedded on disk/drive and mailed to the Library office along with a printed copy of Entry Form, postmarked by Sunday, October 4, 2020. For information, e-mail

Speech Contest : In a maximum of 3 minutes, deliver a virtual speech on the respective topic. Speech will be judged on content, presentation and delivery by a panel of judges. Speech Contest will be held on October 3, 2020. First place winners in each age group will also present their speech at the annual “1000 Lights for Peace” celebration. For information, e-mail Last date to register is September 30, 2020.

Poster Contest : Express your self artistically on a poster by drawing, coloring, or sketching to describe the topic. All posters must be completed within the stipulated one week time frame allotted at home. Supplies to be used by participants include crayons and colored pencils for uniformity. Participants shall also submit a pledge “This poster is my original idea and completed entirely by me without any additional assistance.” For information, to submit the poster for the contest, or for any other query, e-mail Please submit your entry to by midnight Sunday, October 4, 2020.