#BeTheChangeNVBM Social Media Competition

Non-Violence Begins with Me

On October 2nd, we celebrate the both the International Day of Non-Violence and the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi – a political activist and model of non-violent resistance. His famous quote “Be the change you wish to see in the world” reminds us of the core message of the Non-Violence Begins with Me movement. That the change we wish to see in our homes, in our country, in our world must begin within ourselves.

This non-violence month, the Non-Violence Begins with Me movement invites you to participate in our social media competition! See below for details on how to enter.



Post a 1 minute video on Facebook or Instagram reflecting on what “Non-Violence Begins with Me” means to you. Include ways that you can and do incorporate this message into your own life. Be as creative as you like but ensure the message is clear and is no longer than 1 minute.

How to enter:


Participants are required to go “Non-Violence Begins with Me” and “Like” the page.

Post on our page using the hashtag #bethechangeNVBM. Don’t forget to tag us in your video so all of our friends can see your entry.

Tell all of your friends and family to go to our page and “LIKE” your video. Remind them to “LIKE” the original post so it counts towards the competition. Any likes on shared videos or other posts do not count towards the competition.



Participants are required to follow @nonviolence_beginswithme

Post your video to your feed using the hashtag #bethechangeNVBM and tag @nonviolence_beginswithme in your post. 

Tell all of your friends and family to go to our page and “LIKE” your video. Remind them to “LIKE” the original post so it counts towards the competition.


Videos can be posted any time during the duration of the competition. Please note that the earlier the entry is posted, the more time the video has to gain “likes”.

Any videos containing inappropriate content or messages contrary to the message Non-Violence Begins with me will be removed from the page and disqualified from the competition. This is at the discretion of the NVBM movement committee.

The competition is open to anyone of any age. Please note that minors should receive permission before posting to the competition.

Participants are required to share and promote their own videos. Only “LIKES” on the original post on the NVBM page will count towards the competition.

The videos should find creative ways of sharing the message using any tools available, while still fitting in the 1 min time frame. Please note, all videos must comply with the rules and regulations of Facebook or Instagram.

By entering the competition, the participant agrees that any content posted as an entry for the competition may be used by the Non-Violence Begins with Me movement for future use.


**Neither Facebook nor Instagram are responsible for the creation, promotion or content of the NVBM Social Media Competition.**

How can I make a difference?

How can I help create a climate of non-violence? How can I make a difference?

The answer: Starting with me, then, one person at a time, one family at a time, one community at a time.

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