View May 2016 Contest Winners & Awards Ceremony

Each year, the Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies hosts the RI 8th Grade Gandhi Essay Contest. The purpose of this contest is to celebrate the life teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and to encourage Rhode Island students in Grade 8 to think critically about, personally connect with, and to become nonviolent peacemakers in their schools.


The essay submissions are now closed for the 2016-17 year.

Thank you to all those teachers and students who have participated in the past and have helped to spread awareness of nonviolent and peaceful alternatives to conflicts, especially in our local and global communities today.

Gandhi Essay 16-17 Poster Final