Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools
Registration for the 2021-2022 Season Is Open!
State Tournament Spotlights Excellence in Writing
The best 7th and 8th grade writers from throughout Ohio competed online in the state tournament hosted virtually by Otterbein University on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Their achievements were celebrated in a virtual awards ceremony, which featured the first-ever recipient of the Founders' Award. Check out the state tournament page for a program filled with award-winning student writing, a feature on guest author Jack Gantos, and more.
Register for the 2021-2022
Give 7th and 8th graders the opportunity to develop their own unique creative voice through Power of the Pen! Register your school now for the 2021-2022 season. District and regional tournaments will be held online to help ensure participants' safety during the ongoing pandemic.
Learn more about how Power of the Pen impacts students with this video of Erika Pfeiffer, Power of the Pen coach.
Register by October 15, 2021, to receive the early bird rate! Visit the registration page for details.
Power of the Pen Photo and
We are collecting testimonials, photos and videos from current Power of the Pen writers and the individuals we have inspired over the years. These will be used to help us grow and share our mission to create an even greater impact on students throughout the state of Ohio!