Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools
The cost to enroll before October 15, 2019 is $300 for an individual 7th or 8th grade team, and $400 for a full team of writers, 7th and 8th grade combined.
The cost to enroll October 15-December 1 is $350 for an individual 7th or 8th grade team, and $450 for a full team of writers, 7th and 8th grade combined.
The cost to enroll after December 1 is $400 for an individual 7th or 8th grade team, and $500 for a full team of writers, 7th and 8th grade combined (subject to availability).
Payment of fees should be sent to: Power of the Pen, PO Box 442, Richfield, Ohio 44286, and must include invoice number and the name of the school. Payment on purchase orders must be made by December 1 to avoid an additional assessment.
Make checks payable to: Power of the Pen. Checks must note invoice number and the name of the school.
You may also choose to pay fees online using your credit card.
Enter no more than six contestants for each grade.
Note: Designate one Judge for each grade team you are enrolling – whether the team is full or partial. No grade level can participate unless a qualified judge is designated, and the same person cannot judge two grade levels. You must also designate one adult volunteer.
As soon as the team is registered, the coach should not only to prepare contestants, but also recruit and ensure the training of judges in order to be ready to participate throughout the season.
Please pay careful attention to the Fees manual, available on the coaches’ tab of the website. You must bring the number of writers you registered to the district tournament. The contestant drop fee for district is $25; the judge drop fee for district is $50. There are no penalty fees for drops updated in your online profile no later than 96 hours before the tournament (e.g. 9 a.m. Tuesday preceding a Saturday tournament). No penalty fees are assessed for replacement changes in contestants up to and including the day of the tournament. Changes in judges (who must be qualified) must be approved by the Regional Director.
Initial registration fees must be paid in full by December 1 to avoid a late payment fee of $25.
Contestant, judge and volunteer information must be entered in your online profile no later than December 1, 2019 (or November 20 for a December district).
Contestant, judge and volunteer names and information may be changed by editing your profile online up to 96 hours before the tournament. Changes after that time must be made onsite the day of the tournament.