Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

2024 Poetry Contest Now Open!

The 2024 Poetry contest is officially open for our State Qualifiers, the deadline for poetry submission is April 10th, 2024! Students (and coaches), here's a few things to remember...

  • A parent/guardian must be logged in to submit the Google form
  • Poems must be the student's own original work
  • Formats accepted include Word.docx or PDF
  • Poems must be 1 page or less and include the poem title
  • Students may enter one submission; entering multiple poems will be grounds for disqualification
    • Please contact us at info@powerofthepen.org if you run into any submission issues

Poetry submissions will be judged by Dr. George Bilgere, a successful, published poet and creative writing professor at John Carroll University. 

Winning poetry will be featured in the 2024 State Program and The Winners of 2024; the winning student must be present at the State Tournament to receive the award. 

Submissions Here!

Power of the Pen
PO Box 2640  |  North Canton, Ohio 44720

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