More than 200 sweet creations were entered, and these impressed the judges the most.

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Who knew that so much could be made from a simple recipe of sugar, corn syrup and gelatin? We’re talking about Peeps, of course, the sweet marshmallow treats.

Like the Peeps, we too turn up every year with our Peeps diorama contest. We received more than 200 entries from you, our creative readers, this year. Here at Peeps Diorama HQ, we sorted the entries and argued over who did the best work. It was squishy work, but someone had to do it!

Details about the winners of the 2016 Seattle Times Peeps Diorama Contest:

• Grand prize: Jennifer Scott, for “Big Peep-tha,” a miniature version of Bertha, the enormous tunnel-boring machine that is slowly grinding beneath the city. Scott wins a $100 gift card to Chop Shop. “I used a blowup kiddie pool to keep the circle shape,” Scott wrote. “The eight main arms are cut and painted strips of my exercise mat.” And yes, all those little construction workers are wearing hard hats and safety vests.

<strong>FIRST PRIZE WINNER</strong>
FIRST PRIZE WINNER “The Scream” by Peepward Munch (aka entrant Lisa Johnson)

• First prize: “ ‘The Scream’ by Peepward Munch,” created by Lisa Johnson. Johnson won a $50 gift card to Ponti for her attention to detail and the judges’ love of all things Norwegian, and all things rendered less scary by pastel chicks and bunnies.

<strong>KID WINNER</strong> “Campin’ with my Peeps!” by Katelyn (age 10) & Megan (8) Booth, of Mukilteo.
KID WINNER “Campin’ with my Peeps!” by Katelyn (age 10) & Megan (8) Booth, of Mukilteo.

• Kid winner: A $50 gift card to Melting Pot goes to Katelyn and Megan Booth, for their Sprite-enjoying, chip-munching crowd “Campin’ with my Peeps!”

 

Here are some other notable entries:

“Little Peeps on the Prairie” riffs on the show “Little House on the Prairie.” Runner-up Anna Sahlin dressed a Peep family for an outing on a sunny afternoon, complete with horses.
“Little Peeps on the Prairie” riffs on the show “Little House on the Prairie.” Runner-up Anna Sahlin dressed a Peep family for an outing on a sunny afternoon, complete with horses.
Robin Chun, a runner-up, was inspired by the book
Robin Chun, a runner-up, was inspired by the book “The Boys in the Boat.”
Runner-up Mary Pearson wrote that “Peeps Save 88.5” is “a representation of the hopes and determination of the listeners of KPLU to preserve our beloved station.
Runner-up Mary Pearson wrote that “Peeps Save 88.5” is “a representation of the hopes and determination of the listeners of KPLU to preserve our beloved station. Independent 88.5!”
A youth runner-up: “Peeps Place Fish Market” was conceived and built by Erik Hansen’s sons, Bridger (age 9) and Kyler (age 11).
A youth runner-up: “Peeps Place Fish Market” was conceived and built by Erik Hansen’s sons, Bridger (age 9) and Kyler (age 11). They were inspired by a recent day trip to Pike Place Market.
Peeps contest runner-up Jan Gardner noted that the Givens Senior Center in Port Orchard has many activities like knitting and card playing, and that prompted her entry, called
Peeps contest runner-up Jan Gardner noted that the Givens Senior Center in Port Orchard has many activities like knitting and card playing, and that prompted her entry, called “Senior Peeps Center.”

And below are all of the entries received by The Seattle Times for the Peeps Contest 2016. Thanks for Peeping!

Peeps contest runner-up Jan Gardner noted that the Givens Senior Center in Port Orchard has many activities like knitting and card playing, and that prompted her entry, called
Peeps contest runner-up Jan Gardner noted that the Givens Senior Center in Port Orchard has many activities like knitting and card playing, and that prompted her entry, called “Senior Peeps Center.”

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