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Posted on Sun, Apr 4, 2010 : 5:51 a.m.

Library names winners in Peeps photo contest

By Staff

There's something people just love about Peeps.

The annual Ann Arbor photo diorama contest, initiated by The Ann Arbor News, was this year adopted by the Ann Arbor District Library in cooperation with And it drew well over 100 entries, displaying creativity and humor. The idea? Simply create a scene using Peeps, the marshmallow candies that make a return appearance in stores every spring.


First-place entry in the adult division, Henry James' "Easter Sunday Mass - Our Lady of Peeps."

Entries were broken down into 6 age categories: preschool, grades K-2, grades 3-5, grades 6-8, grades 9-12, and adult. Judges were AADL Teen Services Librarian Erin Helmrich, who also coordinated the contest; teen author Lara Zielin, also editor of the LSA Alumni magazine at the University of Michigan; and Amy Sumerton, program director at 826Michigan.

Winners have been offered the chance to bring their entries in to the downtown library, 343 South Fifth Avenue, for display in the Youth Department during April. Photos of the entries can be seen in the following slideshows; the winners appear first in each slideshow. Click on an image to get the creator's name (and the creation's title, if any). After the slideshows is a full list of winners.

Preschool entries:

K-2 entries:

Grades 3-5 entries:

Grades 6-8 entries:

Grades 9-12 entries:

Adult entries:

Ann Arbor Peeps Contest results

Preschool winners

  • 1st Place: Rosie Flynn
  • 2nd Place: Serafina Sabatini
  • 3rd Place: Nicholas Wade

Grades K-2 winners

  • 1st Place: Elliot Varnum
  • 2nd Place: Gram Brownlee
  • 3rd Place: Danielle Hill

Grades 3-5 winners

  • 1st Place: Loey & Walden Jones-Perpich
  • 2nd Place: Joseph Weber
  • 3rd Place: Elise Brod

Grades 6-8 winners

  • 1st Place: Sofi St. John
  • 2nd Place: Micayla Roe
  • 3rd Place: Cecilia Roe

Grades 9-12 winners

  • 1st Place: Kathrin Larson
  • 2nd Place: Julia Markey
  • 3rd Place: Annabel Weiner

Adult winners

  • 1st Place: Henry James
  • 2nd Place: Ben Dzialo, Robin Zdrodowski, Tim Zdrodowski
  • 3rd Place: Christine Tupper

Feeling pepped up for more Peeps photos? Check out these submissions to other recent Peeps contests:

Advantage Media Group Peeps ContestChicago Tribune Peeps on ParadeDenver Post Annual Peeps ContestKIAH-TV Houston Peeps on ParadeMinnesota Pioneer Press Peeps Diorama ContestMy Central Jersey Primp Your PeepsNational Geographic Traveler Peeps in PlacesPeeps Contest @ BlogspotPittsburgh Tribune-Review Peeps Show ContestRacine Art Museum International Peeps Competition | More photosSeattle Times Peeps ParadeSyracuse Post-Standard Peeps ContestThe Daily Journal Show Us Your PeepsWashington Post Peeps Show

If you missed your chance to participate in the Ann Arbor contest or you just wanna give the experience another peep, "The Office" Peeps contest invites fans of the mockumentary TV show to submit season 6 scenes, Peeps-style, by April 17.

And if you're wondering what to do with those leftover Peeps, Martha Stewart is on the case with a Peep-Wreath Centerpiece.



Sun, Apr 4, 2010 : 10:21 a.m.

Power to the Peeps!