I love Peeps.No, I don’t love to eat them. In my book, the only good marshmallow is one that’s been toasted over an open campfire.
But Peeps are so dang cute and colorful, and their expressionless little faces make it easy to place them in a variety of diorama scenes, both horrific and comedic.
We at 360 are holding our second annual Peeps diorama contest, and here’s how you can enter.
Step 1: Buy some marshmallow Peeps in a variety of colors and shapes.
Step 2: Using the Peeps and other props, recreate an interesting scene.
Step 3: Snap a flattering photo (of the Peeps, not yourself).
Step 4: Send the photo to 360 and wait.
Don’t know what Peeps are? They’re those pastel-colored marshmallow rabbits and chicks made by the JustBorn company from Bethlehem, Pa., and sold around Easter time.
If you’re not familiar with Peeps dioramas, just pop those two words into your favorite Internet search engine or visit the page of winners from the annual Washington Post contest at www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/lifestyle/peeps-diorama-contest/2014/. The Peeps website also features dioramas at http://www.marshmallowpeeps.com/show-and-share/peeps-dioramas.
Anything goes, or almost anything. All we ask is you keep it clean enough for publication in a family newspaper.
Scenes from a favorite movie, TV show or novel are fair game, as are scenes from history.
Do not eat or destroy your creation after photographing it because if yours is chosen as the winner, you’ll need to bring your Peeps diorama to the Tribune photo studio to pose for a photo to be published on the cover of the April 2 edition of 360. Entries will be judged by the staff of 360, and entries will also be available for viewing on inland360.com, where they’ll compete for a People’s Choice award.
Deadline for photo submissions is 9 a.m. March 23. Up to three photos of each diorama may be submitted.
Here’s how: You may drop off or mail a print to the Tribune office, 505 Capital St., Lewiston, ID 83501, or email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be two categories: 12 and younger, and 13 and older. Include the following information about each diorama’s creator: Name, age, city, email address, telephone number.