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Celebrate Young Authors - Write Press Releases for Power of the Pen

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POWER OF THE PEN

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Help young writers receive the recognition they have earned! Power of the Pen is seeking a volunteer communications professional to write press releases announcing upcoming creative writing tournaments, the results of completed creative writing tournaments, and other important news from the organization.

Power of the Pen will hold 24 district and regional tournaments for 7th and 8th graders throughout the state of Ohio for the 2021-2022 academic year, beginning in December 2021 and ending in March 2022. There is also a state tournament in May.

During this first year in the volunteer position, the communications professional will also help us build a media mailing list for press releases in communities where tournaments are held. You can volunteer for a single season or continue serving in this role beyond the current season.

This is a virtual opportunity that can be done from anywhere in Ohio. Training will be provided. The volunteer must provide his or her own computer and Internet connection. A confidentiality agreement is required.

If you’d like to put your writing talents to use to help celebrate young writers, please let us know!

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About POWER OF THE PEN

Location:

PO Box 2640, North Canton, OH 44720, US

Mission Statement

We empower young people to find and develop a creative voice that is uniquely their own by engaging students in interscholastic writing tournaments and providing a platform for publication.

Description

Power of the Pen hosts district and regional creative writing tournaments throughout Ohio, culminating in a state tournament in May. Every school year, thousands of 7th and 8th graders throughout Ohio compete in Power of the Pen tournaments, finding inspiration and encouragement to tell their stories.

For more than 30 years, Power of the Pen’s mission has been to empower young writers to find and develop their own unique creative voice. We accomplish this through writing tournaments that provide the incentives of competition and one-on-one feedback for each participating writer. For months before tournaments begin, students practice with their schools’ creative writing clubs to prepare for competition. At tournament awards ceremonies, the shouts and cheers in celebration of excellent writing rival those of the most heated sports competition.

The best student writing from tournaments is published annually in our Book of Winners, which serves as a mentor text for 7 th and 8 th grade Power of the Pen writers. In addition, we provide support to Power of the Pen creative writing club coaches as they prepare their students for tournaments. In a typical year, more than 3,000 writers participate in the program.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

PO Box 2640North Canton, OH 44720

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations
  • Journalism
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Time commitment is a few hours per week, depending on the week. Some weeks have multiple tournaments, and some have none.
  • Volunteer must provide own computer and Internet connection. A confidentiality agreement is required.

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