New Hampshire's Original Peeps Competition!

Enter the 7th Annual Competition at the Library Arts Center

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Enter the 2018 Peeps Diorama Contest at the Library Arts Center in Newport, NH

The 7th 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 2017.  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 Mar. 24-29, 2018 during regular gallery hours:  Tu-Fri. 11am-4pm & Sat.  10am-2pm.  A completed entry form (download below) should accompany your submission.

Entry Deadline: Thurs. Mar. 29th 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 13) 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 13 & under will be able to enter with parental permission.


Winners will be announced at the Peeps Party “Opening Reception” on Friday, March 30, 5:00-6:30pm.  1st, 2nd & 3rd Prizes will be awarded, as well as a “Best in Peeps” award.  Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite diorama for the “Peep-les Choice Award”

Party-goers will also enjoy Peeps-themed refreshments, including a Peeps S’more roast in the parking lot (weather permitting).  The Peeps party is FREE & open to all.

Dioramas on Display:  Sat. Mar. 31-Sat. Apr. 7, 2018, during regular gallery hours:  Tu-Fri. 11am-4pm & Sat.  10am-2pm

**All contest entries not picked-up / claimed after the show closes, by April 13, 2018 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 info@libraryartscenter. org

Click the link for the PEEPS Diorama Contest ENTRY FORM 2018

Peeps Diorama

PEEPS Diorama Open Studio for Families - FREE

Thurs. Mar. 22 | 5:00-7:00pm
The whole family is welcome to come and work together to create an entry for the famed Peeps Diorama Contest! All materials from Peeps candies to shoe boxes to googley eyes and glue guns will be supplied. Feel free to bring your own small box if you have one, or any specific supplies you need if you have a diorama in mind to create. Have fun with the whole family in this friendly studio classroom environment and leave with your own Peeps Diorama to enter in the Arts Center’s annual contest. Free + open to all.

This drop-in Open Studio is a partnership between the Library Arts Center and SAU 43.