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ESSAY panel competItion


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


  • 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  


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.    

  • 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 –  Art of writing
  • 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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