Peeps Diorama Contest

Peeps Web Banner 2014

The Library Arts Center is pleased to bring this fun and creative competition using the iconic Easter Candies: PEEPS! to Newport and surrounding communities once again in 2014.

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

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

Entry Fee:  $3.00 per diorama

Diorama Drop-off: Submissions may be dropped off to the Library Arts Center gallery Apr. 15-17 – during gallery hours: 11am-4pm.  The entry form (download below) & $3 entry fee should accompany your submission.

Entry Deadline: Thurs. Apr. 17th 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

“The Peep’s Basilica” by Thomas Kelley of Newport, NH was a crowd favorite during the 2013 competition. Photo: Amanda Perkins Photography

Inspiration:

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 last year.  Take cues from history, 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

An incredible artist… “Peeperace”
Photo: Amanda Perkins Photography

 

a. Your name, age (if under 18) 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 14 & under will be able to enter with parental permission.

Winners will be announced at the Peeps Party “Opening Reception” on Friday, April 18, 5:00-7:00pm.  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 unique, homemade trophies for the winners of the 2013 competition.  Photo:  Amanda Perkins Photography

The unique, homemade trophies for the winners of the 2013 competition.
Photo: Amanda Perkins Photography

the coveted “Peep-les Choice Award”.The Peeps Dioramas will be on display during the Peeps Party on Fri., Apr. 18, 5-7pm, on Saturday, 19th 10am-2pm, and Tues-Sat. Apr. 22-26th during regular gallery hours: 11am-4pm and Sat. 10am-2pm.

**All contest entries not picked-up / claimed after the show closes, by April 30th, 2014 will become the property of the Library Arts Center, and may be subject to disposal.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at lac@nhvt.net.

Click the link for the PEEPS Diorama Contest Entry Form 2014.

Photo: Amanda Perkins Photography

Photo: Amanda Perkins Photography

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