Best in Peeps 2021 – “Peepsboro County Fair” by Susanne Stillson-Strong of New London

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Dioramas on Display! Mar.23 - Apr. 4, 2024

Peeps Hours:

Tues. – Fri.  11:00am-4:00pm

Sat.  10:00am-2:00pm

The 2024 Peeps Diorama Contest  | Library Arts Center

The 13th Annual – New Hampshire’s Original Peeps Competition!

The Library Arts Center Gallery is hosting 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!

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”.

ENTRY DEADLINE:  Thurs. March 21st at 4:00pm

Diorama Drop-off

March 15th, 16th, and 19th-21st, times TBD

Diorama Dimensions/Size Limit:

While there are no specific criteria for minimum or maximum diorama dimensions, we appreciate those dioramas kept to the size of a shoe box or boot box to ensure that we will be able to accommodate the maximum number of entries.  *We highly recommend making your box “open-top” to help facilitate more light and better viewing!  

Entry Criteria:

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 


    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 Category (1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes)

    • Children’s Category (12 & Under) – (1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes)

    • Teen Category (ages 13-17) – (1st, 2nd, 3rd Prizes)

    • Group/Business/Organization Category(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