About the APMC
of Progressive Muslims of Canada (APMC) is a cultural
and social organization with a mandate of building bridges of
understanding between all faith groups and serves the social,
cultural and educational needs of the Muslim Community of Canada.
It does so by organizing various events and undertaking projects
to raise awareness and encourage dialogue and interaction. The
organization aims to project a positive image about Muslims and
promote the core Islamic values of peace, justice, respect,
understanding and equality. The membership is open to Muslims 18
years or older from all denominations of Islam and from different
ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
APMC is sponsoring this
nationwide essay contest for Muslim youth 21 to 29 years of age
who are among our best and brightest community movers and shakers
in Canada who would like to learn more about the United States,
and use what they have learned to improve lives in their
For the 2012 contest, we are
proud to announce that we will be collaborating with the Embassy
of the United States of America:
1. The 8-day trip to Washington,
D.C. will be coordinated in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy and
will include a per diem.
2. Travel stipends are available
to participants who demonstrate the need for financial assistance
Question As a young
Canadian Muslim interested in visiting Washington, D.C., what do
you want to learn about the United States of America and the
American political system, and how will you use what you have
learned when you return to Canada?
The deadline for submission of the essay
is April 15, 2012.
Essay Contest Rules and Guidelines
1. Fill out
the registration form. The
information is very important, as your sponsor will be consulted
should your essay be chosen as one of the top 20.
a copy of an original work in English on the Essay Question, which
should include a comprehensive list of sources consulted.
must not exceed two pages in length. Entries must be typed,
double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman or an equivalent font
with a one-inch margin on all sides of the page.
not place your name or your sponsor's name on any of the pages of
the essay. Only the registration form should include this
MUST be submitted in
Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format. Essays submitted in any
other format will not be considered.
essay will be disqualified if it does not meet the requirements or
is submitted after the submission date of April 15, 2012.
essay will become the property of the Association of Progressive
Muslims of Canada once it is submitted, and will not be returned.
your essay and registration form electronically to as a packet firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please put APMC Study Tour Essay in
the subject line.
you have any questions, please email email@example.com .
decisions of the judges are final.
Thank you for your essay submission and
POLICY: APMC does not
collect your information for any purposes other than for this
contest. Your e-mail will only be used for communication regarding
this contest. You will not be automatically signed up to receive
any updates or information from APMC. You will receive an email
from APMC confirming that your submission has been received. You
will receive a notification if you are a winner or an honorable
YOU MAY COPY AND PASTE THE
FOLLOWING APPLICANT INFORMATION AND SPONSORING ORGANIZATION'S
INFORMATION IN A WORD DOCUMENT TO SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY.
Date and Place of Birth:
Past positions if applicable:
Travel to the U.S. ( Give date,
place and duration of stay):
*An applicant must be interacting with an
organization (for profit or non-profit) who will agree to be a
partner in the applicant’s plan to further one of three APMC
objectives when he/she returns to Canada:
To serve various social, cultural, and educational needs of the Muslim Community of
Canada, particularly the needs of young people;
To promote peace and harmony among all
people in all provinces and territories of Canada;
To work towards making Muslims better
understood by all.