Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Jasmine Warga: Guest Author at the 2022 State Tournament

Not long ago, Jasmine Warga was a 7th grader at Wyoming Middle School near Cincinnati, practicing with her Power of the Pen team in anticipation of her first-ever writing tournament. Today, Jasmine is the Newbery Honor author of four books, including Other Words for Home and The Shape of Thunder.

Jasmine was the guest author at the Power of the Pen State Tournament on Thursday and Friday, May 12-13, 2022, at Otterbein University. She shared insights and advice based on what she learned on her journey from excited Power of the Pen contestant to award-winning author of middle grade and young adult novels. As a former Power of the Pen writer, Jasmine was thrilled to be back at state!

Power of the Pen Photo and Testimonial Submission Form

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!

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For Platinum Pen Winners

Platinum Pen Award winners, you are eligible for publication in the 2022 Book of Winners! When you won the award, you received a certificate and a Publication Procedures document with instructions for submitting your photo.

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