Last month Penn High School’s literary magazine, Spectrum, hosted their annual Dried Ink competition. The Dried Ink competition is an art and writing competition, featuring categories of poetry, prose, art, and musical compositions. The contest ran for the whole month of October, and all pieces entered in Dried Ink also had the possibility of making it into Spectrum’s fall or spring magazine. Winners pieces will be featured in the fall or spring magazine.

The Dried Ink Winners have been announced:


Genavieve Ramirez, “Burning”

Strawberry Cyanide, “Completely Bound”

Elyse Royer, “What am I to you?”


Gwyneth Lannon, “A song for the dark”


Greta Lannon

Lillian Rydzinski

Bailey Farkas

Monique Caraman | PNN First-place winner Greta Lannon
Kevin McNulty | PNN Second-place winner Lillian Rydzinski
Kevin McNulty | PNN Third-place winner Bailey Farkas

Musical Compositions

Biddyclair Moore

Matsuri Tsuji

By Kevin McNulty

Kevin McNulty teaches English and Mass Media Studies at Penn High School. He advises the Penn News Network and manages the PNN Studio and news room. For more information, navigate your browser to