What my community means to me – essay contest

My Community

My community: Thought-provoking write-ups from our international group of panellists, weekly via email or

all through Jamaadi ul Awwal / Jamaadi ul Aakhar  1444

Short Essay Contest

This is an open call to young men and women of the Shi’a Ithna’asheri Communities worldwide between the ages of 15 and 23

All contestants will be awarded certificates Top entries selected by our panellists will be awarded prizes All entries will be published on our website

[Our panelists]

Abbas Ali Khoyee (Vizianagaram)
Abdulhussein Tejani (Dubai)
Asgar Dhanji (Dar es Salaam)
Ayyad Padhani (Port Louis)
Hasina Champsi (Toronto)
Hasnain Walji (Houston)
Imranali Panjwani (London)
Kazim Dhalla (Dar es Salaam)
Khalil Champsi (Toronto)
Mehreen Nazerali-Versi (Arusha)

Mohamed Jawad Khaki (Seattle)
Mohamedarif Suleman (Dar es Salaam)
Murtaza Somji (Nairobi)
Mustafa Pirmohamed (Orlando)
Saleha Suleman-Janmohamed (Cape Town)
Sameer Kermalli (Nairobi)
Sibtain Panjwani (London)
Zamena Manekia-Manji (Bujumbura)
Zishaan e Fatema Karim (Dar es Salam)



Choose one option

1. submit a write-up of between 1,500 and 2,000 words on the theme

2. write a poem of between 150 and 200 words on the theme

3. Submit a video speech of you or a self-made documentary of up to 10mins on the theme

Submit your entry

  • by email
  • by WhatsApp +255 655 276750

Please state your full names, age, and place of residence

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