The FULLY DIGITAL! 2020 Peeps Diorama Contest  | Library Arts Center

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

Things are looking a little different in the world this year, but we are still coming together to make a version of this fun, springtime tradition!  The Library Arts Center is pleased to present an online, digital version this light-hearted, creative contest using the iconic Easter Candies: PEEPS!  The contest welcomed community members of all ages are encouraged to enter.  While our contest is meant to serve our immediate region of Newport, surrounding communities, and New Hampshire and Vermont, this year we opened up the contest for entries from anywhere, as we felt everyone could use a little creative fun right now, and the contest could bring much-needed light and levity during this tremendous time of uncertainty.  The only contest rule:  The main characters in the dioramas must be Peeps!  

WINNER'S GALLERY!

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!  The judges were blown away at your clever creations.  Get a closer look at this year’s winning dioramas below.  Click to scroll through galleries for each of the categories.

BEST IN PEEPS

Susanne Stillson | New London, NH
“Massachusetts Institute of Peep-ology”
Adult Category

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Susanne Stillson is no stranger to the Library Arts Center’s Peeps competition.  She has had several top-winning dioramas in recent years.  Stillson has been hard at work on her latest creation, a three-tiered nod to her daughter’s grad school–MIT, since December! 

Be sure to scroll through and see the incredible details as you “peep” into the classrooms at “M.I. Peep.”  (*Don’t miss the conjoined twins!)

“Prettiest in Show”

Lee Carey | Grantham, NH
“Peeps Park”
Adult Category

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ADULT CATEGORY

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1st – Arianna Vasquez—“Dancing with the Newport Peeps!” – Newport, NH

2nd – Brianna Renner–“NamastPeep Newport”—Newport, NH

3rd – Abigail McCoy – “Peeping Tom”—Newport, NH

Simply Wonderful Award:   Scott Swaggerty –“Confused Peep”

FAMILY CATEGORY

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1st – Jackie, Mackenzie, Hailey, Ginny Chase– “The Monkton Peep’s Family Farm”

2nd –McLaughlin/Willis Family–“Pigs in Space”—Sunapee, NH

3rd – Danielle King Family – “Gulliver and the LilliPEEPsians!”—Bow, NH

Simply Wonderful Award:   Phillip & Mom—“Peep-Kart”

TEEN CATEGORY

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1st – Patricia Barrett–“Peeps, we are all in this together– Covid 19–Thank you FRONTLINE”–Sarasota, FL

2nd – Julia DeGroot –“Easter Bunny Head Quarters”–Indian Trail, NC

3rd – Isabella Osgood—“Snow Peep & the Seven Dwarves”—Newport, NH

Simply Wonderful Award:  Micah Wright—“Peep in Isolation”—Acworth, NH

CHILDREN’S CATEGORY

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1st – LeBlanc Kids–Olivia, Cecelia, Gloria & Dannicia–“Peep Dream House!”

2nd – Adrianna Stowell—“3 Little Peeps”—Sunapee, NH

3rd – Carter Lamonda (age 9)–“Story Time with Peter Cottontale”

Simply Wonderful Award :  Norman Stowell (age 5)–“Going Fishing”–Sunapee, NH

COVID-19 CATEGORY

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1st –COVID Adult—Newport Health Center–“COVID Crusaders”—Newport, NH

2nd –COVID Adult—Lynn Sinnott–“Hoarding Corona Peep”

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1st –COVID Family—Cole/Draper Family–“Ordinary Peeps in Extraordinary Circumstances”—Claremont, NH

2nd –COVID Family—Thomas & Isabelle Correa–“Curbside PeepUp”—Sunapee, NH

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Special Award for Fortitude! –Kristen Boffo—“Two Under Two—This is all I got!”—Newport, NH

“POLITICALLY SPEAKING” CATEGORY

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1st – Pam LaFountain–“100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment – Women’s Right to Vote”—Newport, NH

2nd—Holly Hatton—“Girl Power”—Cambridge, MA (+ Best Pink Hats Award)

3rd – Kathy & Ted Niboli—“Biden’s Choice”—Newport, NH

PEEP-LES CHOICE AWARD

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This popular diorama certainly had some fans, because it won by a landslide, and with votes from all over the country! Congratulations to Phillip and his mom! The Peep-le love your clever diorama!
PEEP-LES CHOICE AWARD
Phillip (age 6) + Mom 
“PeepKart: Rainbow Road, players include Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Wario”
Family Category
1st Runner Up – Danielle King | Bow, NH
“Gulliver and the LilliPEEPSians”  
2nd Runner Up – Lynn Sinnott   “Corona Hoarding Peep”
3rd Runner Up  – Vanessa Jackson | Newport, NH  “Tigers Peep Prom 2020”

SPECIAL AWARDS CATEGORY

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Best Special Effects:   Sarah Campbell—“Ostara Rocks” – Chico, CA

Most Hopeful Entry:  Biddy Irwin—“HOPE”—Newport, NH

Best Use of Live Bunnies:   Ian Underwood & Family—“Easter Bunny Origin Story”—Croydon, NH

Best Use of a Cereal Box:  Stephanie Rodriguez-Hernandez  “Lucky Peeps!”  Sunapee, NH

Best Use of Marshmallows:  Ryan  Gross  “Skiing at Mount Sunapeep”  Sunapee, NH

Best Use of Jelly Beans:  Xander (age 7)—“Life on the Farm”—Colorado Springs, CO

Youngest Entry:  Annabelle Huot (age 4)—“The Colorful World of Peeps”—Newport, NH

Entries Farthest Away–The Earrame Family

Coral Earrame – “The Hobbit”
Rochester, WA

Mary Earrame – “Love in the Time of Corona” – Rochester, WA

Jason Earrame – “Kon-Peep-Tiki” – Rochester, WA