Contests 2018-05-04T06:59:11+00:00

Contests

Walk For Peace

Mahatma Gandhi Library 1000 Light for peace

Miller Outdoor Theater, Sunday, October 14, 2018

Mahatma Gandhi Library 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 contests are open to all children in Greater Houston. The winners of these contests will be recognized at: 1000 Lights For Peace, a celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday Sunday, October 14, 2018.

Middle School & Below

“How I practice ‘service’ in my life.”

High School

“A force more powerful, My perspective.”

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.”

Age 10 & Under

“Love never claims, it ever gives.”

Age 11 & Above

“Peace is goal, non-violence is the way.”

Age 5 & Under

No registration required – Visit contest location to participate

Age 10 & Under

“Design your own piece ribbon.”

Age 11 & Above

“Spread the word of peace.”

No registration required – Visit contest location to participate

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

The contest winners will be awarded cash prize as per the table above

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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 23, 2018. For information, e-mail essay@gandhilibrary.org.

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 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 23, 2018. 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, October 6 2018, 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.

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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