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Mahatma Gandhi Library
1000 Light for peace
Miller Outdoor Theater, Sunday, October 1, 2017

Mahatma Gandhi Library, Inc. City-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 following contests are open to all children in the greater Houston area. The winners of these contests will be recognized at the 1000 Lights for Peace, a celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday, on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Please visit www.gandhilibrary.org for more information and registration.

The topics for different contests are as follows, rules and requirements are on the second page.

Coloring Contest

Age 5 & Under : No registration required - Visit contest location to participate

Poster Contest

Age 10 & Under : Design your own peace ribbon.
Age 11 & Above: Spread the word of peace.
No registration required - Visit contest location to participate

Speech Contest

Age 10 & Under : Love never claims, it ever gives.
Age 11 & Above: Peace is the goal, non-violence is the way.

iTribute Contest

Middle School & Below : How I practice "service" in my life.
High School : A Force More Powerful, My Perspective.

Essay Contest

Middle School & Below : There is no way to peace. Peace is the way
High School : The seeker after truth should be humbler than the dust.

Awards per Contest

Senior Age Group

Junior 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

Please visit the Mahatma Gandhi Library booth at the following events to participate in the poster / coloring contest.

  • August 2017 - Indian Independence Day, organized by ICC Houston
  • September 2017 - Janmashtami, organized by Hindus of Greater Houston
  • September 23, 2017 - Speech Contest, organized by MGL

Mahatma Gandhi Library 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 Mahatma Gandhi Library 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 any questions, please contact Mahatma Gandhi Library 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 essay@gandhilibrary.org by midnight, Sunday, September 17, 2017. For information, e-mail essay@gandhilibrary.org.

iTribute Contest:
Submit a multimedia format presentation on respective topic with a maximum of 10 minutes in length (High School) or 5 minutes in length (Middle School and under). Entries must be submitted in electronic format to itribute@gandhilibrary.org. 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, September 17, 2017. For information, e-mail itribute@gandhilibrary.org.

Speech Contest:
In a maximum of 3 minutes deliver a 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 2017, 9:00 am, Check-in at 8:30 am. First place winners in each age group will also present their speech at the annual "1000 Lights for Peace" celebration. For information, e-mail speech@gandhilibrary.org

Poster Contest:
Express your self artistically on a poster by drawing, coloring, sketching, writing a poem or prose to describe the topic. All posters must be completed in the presence of a MGL representative & within 2 hours maximum. All supplies are provided. For information, to find the next venue for the contest, or to set up a contest venue for your organization or group, e-mail poster@gandhilibrary.org. No Registration required – Visit contest location given down below to participate. Please call Namita Sutaria at 281-773-8009 for more information.

Coloring Contest:
For Children 5 years of age and under, express your self artistically on a coloring page, to be completed in the presence of a MGL representative in 2 hours. All supplies are provided. For information, or to find the next venue, e-mail coloring@gandhilibrary.org

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