EPC 2021



Mafiq Foundation Presents:

Annual Essay Panel Competition

EPC 2021 via ZOOM on Saturday January 23, 2021

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

EPC-2021-Schedule-Draft-01162021 (Subject to change)

Click to review: the EPC Zoom Etiquette


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A Message from Past Participants

May this announcement find you good in health and strong in Imaan.

The time for this year’s Essay Panel Competition has arrived!  Due to COVID-19, EPC will be going virtual this year on January 23rd, 2021 via ZOOM, In shaa’ Allah.

The deadline for Essay, Poster, and Multimedia submissions is January 10, 2021!

EPC 2021 Topics:

EPC-2021-Schedule-Draft-01162021 (Tentative) for the day of the competition.

This year’s theme is  “Islam as a Spiritual Cure: Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Elementary School Topic: 

What are some blessings your family has experienced during the lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic?

  • Level 1 (^Grades 1 & 2): Write a letter to someone 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 Topic:  

How have you been using your faith and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (sas) to positively impact your family and community?

  • Level 3 ( Grades 5 & 6); Level 4 (Grades 7 & 8):  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. In light of 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 Topic:  

How should one’s mindset be during a global event of this scale and how should that translate into productive action?

  • Level 5 ( Grades 9 & 10); Level 6 (Grades 11 +): 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?

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

Register for EPC 2021 here.

As we do every year, we have scheduled multiple Workshops to assist our esteemed competitors in producing the best possible entries. We will keep you updated on our progress.

Click here to register for the EPC workshop.

You may read about the Submission Guidelines and Process @ EPC-Guidelines-2021



Click to SUBMIT your EPC entry HERE.

EPC Provisional List-2020 (TBU)

EPC_Poster-Multi Media_Presentation_schedule 2020 (TBU)


EPC 2021 submission deadline 10 January 2021!

CLICK to watch a video explaining how to prepare for EPC and where to find things



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