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Fathers Day Essay Contest

Win a Great Prize for Dad!

Enter the EPPL and the Great Khalid Father's Day Essay Contest

The El Paso Public Library and the Great Khalid Foundation are sponsoring an essay contest to honor local father’s or father figures this Father’s Day coming up in June.    

To enter the contest, simply write an essay answering the contest prompt, “My dad is the best because...”  Essays can be submitted in English and Spanish.  Winners will receive a special gift package for their dads for Father’s Day.


Children can enter in either of two categories; from the ages of 5 – 11 or from 12 – 18.  There is no charge to enter.  Deadline for entries is Monday, June 7, 2021.  Entries can be submitted by email at or at any branch or bookmobile stop open for service.

Official rules and entry forms can be obtained below. For additional questions please call (915) 212-3217.

Download Entry Form

Download Official Rules