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11 March 2009
Read it and Peep
"An Army of Peeps" courtesy of psilverAh, it's that lovely time of year again. The crocuses are coming out, and so are the peeps. No, I'm not talking about the chirping sounds of happy little baby birds, I'm talking about those nasty, sugar-encrusted, technicolor marshmallow abominations in the shapes of bunnies and chicks. Despite falling into the category of "something you'd have to pay me big bucks to actually consume," Peeps have a special place in my heart as they hail from my hometown. Or at least the next town over. That's right, Peeps are a creation of the Just Born Candy Company, based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Another dubious claim to fame for the illustrious Lehigh Valley!

Although Peeps are not fit for human consumption, they do make great art subjects. To celebrate this festive season, here are two upcoming contests involving Peeps:

Washington Post's "Power to the Peeps" diorama contest:
This is a brilliant annual event where people create amazing works of art using Peeps. In previous years, the dioramas have been based on scenes from popular movies such as Pulp Fiction, tabloid headlines like Amy Winehouse's escapades, and Olympic events. You have to see these things to believe them. An incredible amount of work goes into each piece, and last year they were displayed at a local art show. Genius.

Nat Geo's "Peeps in Places" photo challenge:
National Geographic is running a photo contest where entrants are invited to photograph Peeps in front of iconic landmarks. Speaking as someone who has traveled around the globe and done this with a small orange mascot, I think it's an awesome idea.

oktapodi checks out the Man oktapodi admires Volcan Santiaguito oktapodi makes an offering oktapodi hangs out with a denizen of Kuching

I know there are examples of other Peeps masterworks... are there other contests out there as well? C'mon, where my peeps at?

"An Army of Peeps" image by psilver

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