Every year since 2007, the Washington Post has sponsored a Peeps Diorama Contest, and on April 15, this year’s winners were announced. Peeps are those delicious little sugared marshmallow Easter treats sold in packages of brightly colored chicks and bunnies.
Here’s a photo from the Washington Post of this year’s winner, “Chilean CoPeepapo Mine Rescue”. To see all the winners from the last five years, go here.
The contest rules are pretty simple: use Peeps to depict a scene or event. The first few years there were about 800 entries and this year there were thousands.
The Native Store happened to get in a couple boxes of Peeps and that got Bonnie thinking…
Her creation, “Iditapeep: The Last Great Race on Earth”:
According to the rules, Bonnie couldn’t win even if she’d entered: 1–the snow would melt in shipment, and 2–the contest is open to anyone in the United States, but the five finalists must be residents of Washington D.C., Maryland or Virginia.
While Bonnie was having fun this afternoon with the sled and team of Peeps, kids here were out hunting Easter eggs in the snow.