CoEJ presents: Muharram Creative writing contest

We are excited to announce a special Muharram contest for our young members, focusing on the theme “How Karbala Inspires Me.” This contest is a wonderful opportunity for children to reflect on the significance of Karbala and express their thoughts creatively.

How to participate

  1. Write a short poem or presentation based on the theme. Be as creative as you like!
  2. Record yourself presenting it. Either a video of yourself, or a voiceover to some slides.
  3. Submit your video and script to
  4. In your email specify the following: Your name, category, Jamaat, Whether you consent with your submission being shared on CoEJ/Jamaat social media (Yes/No)


  • Key Stage 1 (5-7 years)
  • Key Stage 2 (7-11 years)
  • Key Stage 3 (11-14 years)


  • The deadline is 28th August
  • Winners announced on Eid e Zahra

Rules and Guidelines

  • Theme: How Karbala Inspires
  • Format: You can present the video however you like, but it must be accompanied with the script.
  • Word limit: 500, Maximum Video length: 3 minutes
  • Plagiarism or use of 3rd party software is not permitted


The entries will be judged by a panel. They will be looking at the creativity, relevance to the theme and style of presentation. Prizes will be awarded!