Educator Contests


NEW! 2019 Abdelkader Prize for Educators

Middle School & High School Teachers
College & University Faculty

Unique opportunity to build lessons and compete for prizes.

Enter as individuals, teams, or departments.

Deadline for Final Submissions: June 15, 2019

Click here for printable flyer

Since 2009, the Abdelkader Education Project (AEP) has held the annual Abdelkader Essay Contest for high school and college students across the U.S., awarding over 60 student prizes. There will not be an essay contest this school year but stay tuned for updates!

This year, AEP is piloting the 2019 ABDELKADER PRIZE FOR EDUCATORS in the U.S.

AEP, in partnership with the Center for Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College, invites middle and high school teachers, college and university faculty to adapt and use AEP’s educational resources about the life and times of Emir Abdelkader. View samples of curricula in varying stages of development at AEP Curricula and Educational Resources.

The ABDELKADER PRIZE FOR EDUCATORS encourages teachers and faculty to achieve learning objectives in and out of the classroom. AEP resources include material for social studies, history, government, civics, sociology, geography, political science, philosophy, religion, biography, theatre, the military, and leadership development.

This educational initiative features important history with lessons for today. Educators are invited to adapt and implement AEP’s curricula and educational resources in the classroom drawing on the legacy of humanitarian Emir Abdelkader, a global icon of ethical leadership and moral courage.

Monetary Prizes: 1st Prize = $1,500 2nd Prize = $1,000 3rd Prize = $500


Educators will create three (3) lessons about the life story and values of Emir Abdelkader along with contemporary connections that:

  1. Explore and adapt AEP Curricula – AEP Curricula and Educational Resources.
  2. Implement lesson plans – AEP Lesson Plan Format.
  3. Provide student and educator feedback on the experience.

AEP is available to help craft teaching units, utilizing AEP Educational Resources.

Interested? Questions as you develop lesson plans? Click Here

OR Contact: Tamar Miller; Alexandra Souris