CAIR-Philadelphia’s Essay Contest for Students

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The Philadelphia Chapter of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, announces an Essay Contest for students in two categories: Grades 6th-8th, and 9th-12th.

The winners in each category will receive a gift card and a free ticket to CAIR-Philadelphia’s Annual Banquet on March 7th, 2015, at Springfield Country Club, where you will receive your prize.

Submit a typed 600- to 1,200-word essay that answers one of these three questions:

  1. What is the most difficult part of being a Muslim in the US and what is the most rewarding part?
  2. In your opinion, what is the best way to confront Islamophobia/Islamophobes?
  3. What are the best characteristics of a true Muslim, and what are some things you can do to be a better Muslim?

Thank you all for participating — the contest is now closed.