A Note from the Publisher/Editor: We offer our congratulations to Emmanuel Iduma of Nigeria and Zohra Nizamdin of the USA on winning their respective categories for the essay, “Why I am Excited About the Aga Khan Museum, the Ismaili Centre and Their Park.” We received a total of twenty entries for this topic.
The winners will receive the prizes as outlined in the original announcement, 2011 Simerg Essay Writing Contest. We thank everyone who participated in this competition as well as the judges for dedicating their valuable time towards this important initiative. It is hoped that the Al-Mahdiya contest (named after the first Fatimid Capital in North Africa) will become an annual event and that participation will increase over time. The winners of the essay “Why I Like This Photo” will be announced at the end of August, 2011.
WINNER CATEGORY 1: EMMANUEL IDUMA, NIGERIA
WINNER CATEGORY 2: ZOHRA NIZAMDIN, USA