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Every year it's a pleasant experience to see just how original our readers can be using Peeps candy as art medium. Thanks to our readers, we've learned Peeps have far more aesthetic function than their classic understated cuteness (does anybody even eat them anymore?).
What makes a Peeps contest winner? Sometimes attention to detail makes for a stand-out diorama-check out "Danica PeepPatrick." Cadbury Creme Eggs act as wee racecar helmets and the celebrated Twinkie serves as vehicle.
Other times, a clever pun or the "laugh out loud" factor will land an entry in the finalist category. See "Hef and His Bunnies" for a good example of that.
Good lighting and composition also make a Peep diorama stand out. "The Leaning Tower of Peepsa" charmed the judging panel with its warm light, colorful array of Peeps and detailed background.
What makes it difficult to choose our winners is the common element in all entries: the clear fun their creators had in the process.
Check out some of our favorite entries from this year's Peeps art contest here. We're already looking forward to next year.
- MARISA NADOLNY