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Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston Annual Mahatma Gandhi Week

Texas State-Wide 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 across the state of Texas. The winners of these contests will be recognized at 1000 Lights for Peace.


Middle School

“My local peace hero.”

High School

“Acts of humanity in current conflicts”


Middle School

“My solutions to bullying.”

High School

“Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) beneficial to humanity?”


10 and Below

“Do video games lead to violence?”

11 and Above

“Role of Social Media in promoting peace.”


10 and Below

“Pandemic Heroes”

11 and Above

“The Power of One: How to Change the World”
Walk For Peace
Awards Per Contest Senior Age Group junior Age Group
Winner $300 Gift Certificate $200 Gift Certificate
Runner-Up $200 Gift Certificate $150 Gift Certificate
2nd Runner-Up $150 Gift Certificate $100 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, Saturday, September 16, 2023. For information, e-mail

iTribute Contest : In a 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 Saturday, September 16, 2023. For information, e-mail

Speech Contest : In a maximum of 3 minutes deliver your 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 Saturday, September 23rd. First place winners in each group will also present their speech at the annual “1000 Lights for Peace” celebration. For information, e-mail

Poster Contest : Express your self artistically on a poster by drawing, coloring, or sketching to describe the topic. All posters must be completed within a one week time frame 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 Register by and completion / submit by Saturday, September 16, 2023

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