Parsis: The Zoroastrians of India Pakistan and The World

ZAGNY Essay Competition For Children

As per brief on ZAGNY’s website.

2007 Gool Kothawala Essay Competition

1. “No, in fact, I’m Zoroastrian” (An unusual personal story about telling a new friend that you are a Zoroastrian.)
2. What I learned from my grandparent

Essays should be personal and anecdotal rather than theoretical. MS-Word format preferred (it does the word count as well!) They should be about 150 words, and should be emailed to with Name, Contact number, and Age of participant, on or before Feb 20th 2007.

* Essays will be judged in two categories, the under-10 age group and the 11-15 age group. One first prize of $50 will be awarded in each category. All entries are the property of The Gool Kothawala Essay Competition, and may be printed in future editions of the ZAGNY newsletter.
* Students must submit original work, and be current members of ZAGNY. Please no “excessive” helping by parents- Judges will detect adult intervention, or paragraphs lifted from the internet, and it will not benefit the contestant.
* Judging: Contestants names will be masked from the judges. Of course, the judges decision is final.
* Please email me if you have any questions, at

Nawaz Merchant, Vice-President, ZAGNY