Essay Topics & Rubrics

This year’s theme is  “ISLAM AS A SPIRITUAL CURE: NAVIGATING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC”

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Levels 1 & 2)**: What are some blessings your family has experienced during the lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic?

Level 1 (Grades 1&2):  Write a letter to your friend, telling them about the blessings your family has had during this pandemic.

Level 2 (Grades 3 & 4):  Muslims have faced many challenges in their daily lives due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, many blessings have come from this as well.  Name some blessings your family has had in spite of the lockdown and not being able to do all of the normal day-to-day things pre-pandemic.

 

 MIDDLE SCHOOL (Levels 3 & 4): How have you been using your faith and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (sas) to positively impact your family and community?

 

The entire world has been struggling with the disruption of the coronavirus, however, for Muslims, our way of life is such that we have ways of coping with this pandemic. Considering the Quran and Sunnah, describe how Muslims have been using their faith to positively impact their communities even when they are facing hardships.

                                                                                                                 

 

HIGH SCHOOL PLUS (Levels 5 & 6): How should ones mindset be during a global pandemic and how should that translate into productive action?

Some say the coronavirus pandemic is a punishment, some say it is a test. Either way, what should the mindset of a Muslim be during a global event of this scale and how should that translate into productive action?

CLICK to see submission guidelines –> EPC-Guidelines-2021-r

See RUBRICS HERE,


^Grades refer to students full-time school grades.  Please do not submit essays in levels based on Students  Sunday School grades.

Virtual Venue:  Saturday, 23rd January 2021

Essays/Poster/Multimedia Submission Deadline:  10 January 2021

 

MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATION CONTEST POSTER CONTEST
An original and creative presentation of the essay topic to create a short, powerful video that leaves the viewer with a ‘bang’! EPC Participants may participate in this event by preparing a self-standing poster detailing their essays. Best Posters get published on the EPC book.

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