This Ramadan, we are launching an essay competition for youth between the ages of 14-22 to consider the negative effects of poor stewardship on earth and the environment. Caring for the environment is obligatory upon all Muslims, as climate change and the harmful effects of environmental degradation is a social justice issue. Climate change affects poorer and more marginalized communities both locally and globally. This Ramadan, as we embark on our annual spiritual journey of self-purification, we should also remind ourselves of the responsibilities we have to nature and Allah (SWT)’s beautiful creations.

Our essay competition will embark applicants on an intellectual journey in which they will learn important writing techniques and how to utilize religious sources. In addition to rewarding essay writers with cash prizes, this competition will provide beneficial resources to participating youth to improve both writing and research skills.

Our essay contest is open to high school and college students between the ages of 14-22. The top 3 winners in each category will win cash prizes.
1st Place: $1,000
2nd Place: $500
3rd Place: $250

Rules to Enter:

  • Must be a resident of New York
  • Must be between the ages of 14 – 22
  • Attend either high school or college
  • Must have a valid and active working email address
  • Must submit the entry application to enter the essay contest by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, March 26th, 2021

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