2015: Inspired by Gandhi

A major international writing competition which allowed aspiring writers to connect with one of the world’s most influential thinkers through creative writing.

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world” ~ Mahatma Gandhi ~

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.

Sampad’s major international writing competition Inspired by Gandhi provided an opportunity for aspiring writers to connect with this immensely philosophical and influential thinker and leader, and express their own response through creative writing.

Our main motivations for delivering this project were to

  • Stimulate research into Gandhi’s life and philosophy
  • Motivate people of all ages to express themselves through creative writing
  • Inform new generations about this influential leader
  • Connect with audiences and participants across the globe

The competition attracted hundreds of entries from more than 35 countries across the globe – including the UK, India, Australia, Grenada, the Philippines and Nigeria.

An anthology containing a selection of the winning entries has now been published. We hope it will be a valuable educational tool to inspire young people in schools and colleges and beyond, helping to keep Gandhi’s message alive for future generations.

(Please note that THE CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES WAS MONDAY 20 JULY 2015 and we are unable to accept any more entries).