Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools
Registration for the 2018-19 Tournaments will begin on September 1. Below are the District Tournaments currently scheduled. Please check back soon for confirmation of all the Tournaments.
For 2018-19 Power of the Pen will hold 8 Regional Tournaments. When you register, please choose one of the District Tournaments within your region.
Pick Your Region
2016 POP State Tournament Results
Hudson Middle School (Summit County), Birchwood Middle School (Cuyahoga County), and Coy Middle School (Greene County) claimed the top three team trophies at the 2016 Power of the Pen State Finals, held May 26-27, 2016, at The College of Wooster.
The tournament hosted 703 competitors representing schools throughout Ohio. 368 teachers judged the tournament.
Click here to download the 2016 State Finals Post-Tournament Report.
1. Interscholastic Competitions
2. Teacher Training
3. Instructional Aids/Publications
Join Now for 2018/2019!
Schools may enter a full writing team of up to 12 students (1-6 seventh graders and 1-6 eighth graders) for an Entry Fee of $400.
Or a school may enter a writing team at either grade level (up to six students at either the 7th or 8th grade level) for $300.
The Entry Fee covers the cost of:
Registration for membership begins September 5, 2018, and requires schools to pay annual dues.