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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.


10 and Below

“Non-violence Takes Many Forms”

11 and Above

“How Am I Making A Positive Impact on the World?”


10 and Below

“Earth Day”

11 and Above

“We Are All Connected”

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 (Speech and/or Poster) must 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.

Speech Contest :

In a maximum of 3 minutes deliver your 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 21, 2024, at Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston. First place winners in each group will also present their speech at the annual 1000 Lights for Peace celebration. For information, e-mail Register at by Monday, September 16, 2024.

Poster Contest :

Express yourself artistically on a poster by drawing, coloring, or sketching to describe the topic. All posters must be completed within allotted time at Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston on September 21, 2024. Supplies provided to the participants includes crayons, color pencils, paper, and eraser. For information, e-mail Register at by Monday, September 16, 2024.

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