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EPC

ESSAY panel competItion

Overview

Aims to foster speaking, writing and creative skills. It focuses on the development of skills in a positive environment through Essay, Speech, Extemporaneous Speech, Multimedia and Poster competitions.

EPC Events

Since 2002, EPC event has been nurturing and honing the talent in the community through Essay, Speech, Extemporaneous Speech, Multimedia and Poster competitions.

Annual EPC Event

This year’s theme is

“Islam in the Modern World!”

Essays should incorporate principles and concepts from Islamic history and theology

What does it include?:

  •  Essays & Speech
  • Information Campaign (Registration ends on Nov 11)
  • Extemporaneous Writing
  • Extemporaneous Speech

Who: Elementary, Middle and High school 

WHEN: Virtual for Non-DMV area participants

             Saturday, January 13, 2024

             In-person for DMV area participants

             Saturday, January 20, 2024

WHERE: 

  • Virtual on Zoom for non-DMV area participants
  • In person for DMV area participants – Al Huda School, College Park, MD 

HOW:  Submit Essay here by January 6th, 2024

Participate in a fun-filled learning experience! Register for EPC 2024 here by 31 Dec 2023.

Do you wish to be a part of the exciting team that brings this event to life? Register here to Volunteer  

ANNUAL ESSAY/PANEL CONTEST- 2024 (Tentative)

Host:  Al Huda School, College Park, MD

Date: Saturday, January 20th 2024 at 09:00 am

In-Person Program Schedule

Virtual EPC 2024 Workshops zoom link HERE.

(Click on the title to view recorded workshop videos)  

  • Nov 4 at 12 pm – EPC Basics and Topics Explained
    • We’ll unpack the EPC theme for 2024! We will discuss essay expectations, rubrics, and ways to approach the theme.
    • Taught by: Doha Nassar, a 2nd grade teacher in Montgomery County, is a former EPC competitor – who is now a leading member of the EPC organizing team. She is passionate about education and social justice.
  • Nov 18 at 2 pmInformation Campaign Explained
    • This Workshop will introduce the information campaign competition, go over the judging rubric, and provide detailed guidelines on how to conduct the campaign and present it on competition day. After the workshop, participants should be ready to begin conducting their campaign and prepare their presentations.
    • Taught by: Amirah Ahmad, a former EPC participant, holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in Islamic Jurisprudence from the International Islamic University of Malaysia. Her goal is to empower Muslim youth to become community leaders, thinkers, and reformers.
  • Dec 9 at 2 pm – The Art of Writing workshop covers various elements, including:
    • Theme, topics, and goals
    • Brainstorming
    • Constructing a thesis
    • Conducting research
    • Structure
    • Outlining
    • Writing
    • Reviewing
    • Making an impact
  • Taught by: Rahma Zakaria, an MIT graduate and current bioengineering PhD candidate at the University of Maryland, is eager to actively participate in Muslim youth and community groups.
  • Dec 23  at 2 pm – The Art of speech and presentations workshop covers topics such as:
    • The Foundation of Communication
    • Crafting a Compelling Speech
    • Presentation Techniques
    • Overcoming Stage Fright
    • Technology and Presentations
    • Case Studies & Continuous Improvement
    • Taught by:  Arsalan Siddiqui is a bioengineering graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park, and is an MPowering the State Student Entrepreneurship Fellow at the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, and a Science Diplomacy and Foreign Policy Fellow with the University of Maryland and U.S. State Department. He also serves as the Student President of the University System of Maryland, advocating for over 170,000 students attending one of Maryland’s 15 public higher education and educational centers, including the University of Maryland, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and others. Arsalan has also been successfully working on developing and patenting several medical devices in coordination with Children’s National Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

View Topics here

A Brief Intro on Our Past and Present Respected Judges here (to be uploaded).

Virtual EPC 2024 Workshops zoom link HERE.  

(Click the tilte to watch recided workshop videos)  

  • Nov 4 at 12 pm – EPC Basics and Topics Explained
    • We’ll unpack the EPC theme for 2024! We will discuss essay expectations, rubrics, and ways to approach the theme.
    • Taught by: Doha Nassar, a 2nd grade teacher in Montgomery County, is a former EPC competitor – who is now a leading member of the EPC organizing team. She is passionate about education and social justice.
  • Nov 18 at 2 pmInformation Campaign Explained
    • This Workshop will introduce the information campaign competition, go over the judging rubric, and provide detailed guidelines on how to conduct the campaign and present it on competition day. After the workshop, participants should be ready to begin conducting their campaign and prepare their presentations.
    • Taught by: Amirah Ahmad, a former EPC participant, holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in Islamic Jurisprudence from the International Islamic University of Malaysia. Her goal is to empower Muslim youth to become community leaders, thinkers, and reformers.
  • Dec 9 at 2 pm – The Art of Writing workshop covers various elements, including:
    • Theme, topics, and goals
    • Brainstorming
    • Constructing a thesis
    • Conducting research
    • Structure
    • Outlining
    • Writing
    • Reviewing
    • Making an impact
  • Taught by: Rahma Zakaria, an MIT graduate and current bioengineering PhD candidate at the University of Maryland, is eager to actively participate in Muslim youth and community groups.
  • Dec 23  at 2 pm – Art of speech and presentations  

View Topics here

A Brief Intro on Our Past and Present Respected Judges here (to be uploaded).

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