Inspired by Gandhi Writing Competition 2015. Deadline 31 May

Posted on 10/03/2015
By Commonwealth Foundation


Established in 1990, Sampad is a development agency for South Asian arts based in Birmingham, in the UK. It promotes the appreciation and practice of the diverse artforms originating from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

gandhiSampad’s latest international writing competition provides an opportunity for aspiring writers to connect with this philosophical and influential thinker and leader, and express their own response through writing:

“Mahatma Gandhi is a towering figure in history whose philosophy of non-violence, passion for equality and independence and socio-political intelligence continues to be an inspiration for many leaders…Our key motivation in delivering this project is to stimulate research into Gandhi’s life and philosophy, ad to motivate young and old to express themselves throuigh creative writing.”

To enter, submit poetry, short story or reportage inspired by Gandhi, that is no greater than 400 words in length. All entries must be in original, unpublished and written in English, but can be from writers based anywhere in the world. Only two entries are allowed per person. The deadline for entries is May 31 2015.

For further details, including detailed rules and submission guidelines, visit Sampad’s Inspired by Gandhi International Writing Competition page.

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