Enter the 8th Annual Competition at the Library Arts Center

New Hampshire’s Original Peeps Competition!

Enter the 2020 Peeps Diorama Contest at the Library Arts Center in Newport, NH

The 9th Annual – New Hampshire’s Original Peeps Competition!

Come one, come all!  We want YOU to be part of the Peeps Diorama Contest–a fun, springtime tradition!  The Library Arts Center is pleased to host this light-hearted, creative contest using the iconic Easter Candies: PEEPS! to Newport and surrounding communities once again in 2020.  Community members of all ages, businesses, school classrooms, groups & organizations are all encouraged to enter.

See a full list of last year’s WINNERS HERE.


To ENTER THE CONTEST:One of the winners in the Adult Category in 2013: "The Sinking of the MV Peep-sarge" by Jill Montgomery, Sunapee, NH -- Photo: Amanda Perkins Photography

No Entry Fee – FREE & Open to All

Diorama Drop-off: Submissions may be dropped off to the Library Arts Center gallery Apr. 4-9 during regular gallery hours:  Tu-Fri. 11am-4pm & Sat.  10am-2pm.  A completed entry form (download below) should accompany your submission.

Entry Deadline: Thurs. Apr. 9th at 4:00pm

Diorama Dimensions/Size Limit:  While there are no specific criteria for minimum or maximum diorama dimensions, please keep your diorama the size of a shoe box or boot box to ensure that we will be able to accommodate the maximum number of entries.

"The Peep's Basilica" by Thomas Kelley of Newport, NH was a crowd favorite during the 2013 competition. Photo: Amanda Perkins Photography


Do a web search for “Peeps Diorama” on your favorite search engine for a multitude of ideas, or scroll through the many creative dioramas from the Library Arts Center’s contest from past years HERE.  Take cues from history, current events, pop culture, politics, trends, art & more!  We particularly enjoy entries that have a creative play on the word “peep”.

Entries will be judged based on the following criteria a) a creative & original concept  b) creative use of and/or manipulation of peeps  c) artful design

On the official entry form you will be asked to provide the following:An incredible artist... "Peeperace" Photo: Amanda Perkins Photography

a. Your name, age (if under 18) and hometown

b. The names and hometowns of anybody else who contributed to the diorama

c. A phone number and e-mail address

d. The title of your diorama and a phrase or sentence about its significance.

e.  Anyone age 18 & under will be able to enter with parental permission.


FREE & OPEN TO ALL!  Fri. Apr. 10th, 5:00-6:30pm

  • Winners Announced!
  • Prizes!  1st, 2nd & 3rd Prizes will be awarded in each category, as well as “Best in PEEPS!”
  • Peeps S’more Roast in the Parking Lot (*weather permitting)
  • Peeps-themed refreshments
  • Vote for YOUR favorite diorama for hte “Peep-les Choice Award

Dioramas on Display:  Sat. Apr. 11through the following weekend, during regular gallery hours:  Tu-Fri. 11am-4pm & Sat.  10am-2pm

**All contest entries not picked-up / claimed after the show closes, will become the property of the Library Arts Center, and will be subject to recycling/disposal.

If you have additional questions, please contact us by calling 603.863.3040, or emailing

Click the link for the PEEPS Diorama Contest ENTRY FORM 2019