This year's Dioramas + Winners are posted below!

Congratulations to all the winners!  The Gallery will be open to view the dioramas Sat. 10-1 and Tues.-Fri. 11-4.  *Masks are required, and a limited number of people may enter the gallery at any given time.  We hope you enjoy!

2021 Winner's Gallery!

Congratulations to all of this 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 this year’s entries may be viewed below on this page.

ADULT CATEGORY

TEEN CATEGORY

FAMILY CATEGORY

GROUP/BUSINESS CATEGORY

CHILDREN'S CATEGORY

“The 2021 Peeps Diorama Contest  | Library Arts Center

The 10th Annual – New Hampshire’s Original Peeps Competition!
Dioramas will be open for “in-person” viewing this year with COVID safety protocols in place.

We are thrilled to re-open the Library Arts Center Gallery this Spring for 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 – March 31st at 6:00pm   – No Entry Fee. 

Dioramas on Display:  Apr. 2 – 23, 2021

Peeps Gallery Hours:  Tues.-Fri. 11:00am-4:00pm, Sat.  10:00am-1:00pm

Diorama Drop-off: 
Sat. Mar. 27 – 10am-12pm
Tues. Mar. 30  – 11am-4pm
Wed. Mar. 31 – 11am-6pm

The  public will be welcome to come adore these sugary confection masterpieces in-person in the gallery again this year, but with some social distancing modifications in place. 

Safety Guidelines for Peeps Gallery Visitors

  • There will be a limit of 8 people in the gallery at a time.
  • All visitors will be asked to observe a 15 minute limit on the length of their gallery visit. 
  • There will be a set flow of movement, signified by arrows, through the gallery.
  • Masks must be worn, and hand sanitizer will be at the door for everyone to use upon entry.

Without crowd gatherings this spring, there will be no “Peeps Party” or “Peeps and Pints” event until next year. The show will be on display for a longer duration. to make sure everyone gets to see it with fewer people in the gallery at a time.  

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

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

About the Swag!

Celebrate this year’s contest with some Peeps SWAG!  We were over the moon to partner with local artist Marjorie Salvatore to illustrate this fun, original t-shirt design (and yes! those are artists of all kinds, represented in “Peep”!) as well as Frida Kahlo, herself!  Margie’s work has been featured in the Library Arts Center’s gallery during the Juried Regional Exhibit, as well as Gallery of Gifts.  Check out her other amazing work on her socials: @heymissmargie.

We are proud to have them screenprinted locally with the Ink Factory in Claremont!

Sizing + Pricing

Available sizes:

Adult Sizes (S – 2X)
Youth Sizes (XS-L)

T-shirts are a great quality, really SOFT shirt, and are $10 each.

We’re also happy to offer an add-on shipping option for $5,  so you can get in on the Peeps swag from wherever you may be!

Frida Peeps Stickers – $1.00 ea. – These are a nice durable sticker, perfect for water bottles, lap tops, etc.

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 – March 31st at 6:00pm 

 

Dioramas Drop-off Dates:   Sat. Mar. 27 – 10am-12 noon  OR  Tues. Mar. 30 – 11-4  OR Wed. Mar. 31 – 11-6

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

    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”

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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

    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