The 2022 Peeps Diorama Contest is coming!

Stay tuned for details.  Contest Entry Deadline is Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 4:00pm

“The 2022 Peeps Diorama Contest  | Library Arts Center

The 11th Annual – New Hampshire’s Original Peeps Competition!

The Library Arts Center Gallery this fun, springtime tradition using the iconic Easter Candies: PEEPS!  This annual favorite contest welcomes community members of all ages.   

Make an original shoebox-sized diorama with the iconic Easter candies—PEEPS!—as the main characters.    Community members of all ages, businesses, school classrooms, groups & organizations are all encouraged to enter.  Take cues from current events, pop culture, or clever “peeps”  puns—just get creative!

Contest Entry Deadline – April 14th at 6:00pm   – No Entry Fee. 

Dioramas on Display:  Apr. 15-28, 2022

Peeps Gallery Hours:  Tues.-Fri. 11:00am-4:00pm, Sat.  10:00am-2:00pm

Diorama Drop-off:


Sat. April 9 – 10am-2pm
Tues.-Thurs.  April 12-14  – 11am-4pm
Entry Deadline is 4:00pm on Thursday

How to Enter the Contest:

Create a unique diorama using Peeps marshmallow candies as the main characters.  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”.

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.
Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
  1. a creative & original concept
  2. creative use of and/or manipulation of peeps
  3. artful design 

Contest Entry Deadline – April 14th at 4:00pm

 

Dioramas Drop-off Dates:   Sat. April 9th- 10am-2pm  OR  Tues.- Thurs. Apr. 12-14th – 11:00am-4:00pm

A completed entry form should accompany your entry.

    PRIZES!

    Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

    • Best in Peeps Grand Prize Award 
    • The Coveted “PEEP-les Choice Award”
    • Adult Category (1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes)
    • Family or Group Category (1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes)
    • Children’s Category (13 & Under) – (1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes)

    “Peeps on the Beach” by Susanne Stillson-Strong of New London, NH

    Library Arts Center Peeps Diorama Contest - by Lee Carey, Grantham

    “Library Arts Center Peeps Diorama Contest” by Lee Carey of Grantham, NH

    2021 Winner's Gallery!

    Congratulations to all of last year’s winners!

    BEST in PEEPS Winner!  Susanne Stillson of New London

    Special thanks to Pam LaFountain and Kathy Hanson for photographing and cataloguing all of the diorama photos you see on this page!  We are so grateful for their help and dedication to the Library Arts Center!

    Click on photos to see them in more detail.

    All of the 2021 entries may be viewed below on this page.

    ADULT CATEGORY

    TEEN CATEGORY

    FAMILY CATEGORY

    GROUP/BUSINESS CATEGORY

    CHILDREN'S CATEGORY

    Have fun getting inspired by fabulous entries from last year’s competition!  Click to scroll through the winners’ galleries for each individual category.

    BEST IN PEEPS

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

    SCROLL to SEE DETAIL PHOTOS of the FABULOUS WINNING DIORAMA!

    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

    SCROLL to SEE DETAIL PHOTOS of this BEAUTIFUL DIORAMA!

    PEEP-LES CHOICE AWARD

    SCROLL to SEE DETAIL PHOTOS + Runners Up

    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”

    ADULT CATEGORY

    SCROLL to SEE WINNERS!

    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

    SCROLL to SEE WINNERS!

    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

    SCROLL to SEE WINNERS!

    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

    SCROLL to SEE WINNERS!

    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

    SCROLL to SEE WINNERS!

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

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

    ***

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

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

    ***

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

    “POLITICALLY SPEAKING” CATEGORY

    SCROLL to SEE WINNERS!

    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

    SPECIAL AWARDS CATEGORY

    SCROLL to SEE WINNERS!

    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