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Apply your Microsoft Excel knowledge to support young writers at Power of the Pen tournaments! Power of the Pen is seeking a computer scorer for creative writing tournaments in Northwest Ohio for the 2022-2023 season and beyond.

In 2023, the scorer for the Northwest Region may serve at two district tournaments: The Ohio State University at Lima, Saturday, January 21, and Tiffin Middle School, Saturday, February 4, as well as a regional tournament at Lourdes University in Sylvania on Saturday, March 11. We would love to hear from you even if you can score just one tournament!

The computer scorer produces tournament grids, enters student rank and quality points determined by judges, and runs results for each tournament using a provided program in Excel. Training will take place in the fall of 2022.

Computer scorers bring their own laptop with Excel, as well as a portable printer if you have one, to tournaments.

Please let us know if you'd like to make a difference in the lives of middle school writers!

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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.


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
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


Sat Feb 04, 2023
07:00 AM - 04:00 PM


Multiple locations Tiffin, OH 44883



  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Three days before the tournament, the scorer receives a file to review and may need to make revisions. Tournament day is a maximum 9 hours, with lunch provided. There is about 2-4 hours of follow-up work in the week after the tournament.
  • Computer scorers need to be able to work quickly and calmly under time pressure. Scores are entered during the tournament, and awards are presented the same day. It's a fun and exciting environment!

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