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Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Peeps Show V: It's diorama time

By James Buck
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The 2009 winner was a tribute to Edward Hopper by Melissa Harvey of Arlington (James M. Thresher/Post)

If you look at Marshmallow Peeps and are filled with artistic inspiration, this contest is for you. The Post's fifth annual Peeps diorama contest, has officially opened, so start planning your own Peeps Show. Last year's contest drew 1,100 sugary-sweet entries, with themes from the Korean War to "Goodnight, Moon" and everything in between.

Need inspiration? Check out Peeps Show galleries from 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007.

To enter, design and build your marshmallow masterpiece and send us two photos by Monday, March 14, at 11:59 p.m. We'll choose 5 finalists to bring to the Post and professionally photograph, and announce the winners on April 17th. Semifinalists will win $50 American Express gift certificates and an executive Peeps box, and the grand prize winner will receive a $100 American Express gift certificate and a Peeps gift box courtesy Peeps parent company Just Born.

Before you get started, read what went into the making of last year's winning entry based on the movie "Up," made by Michael Chirlin and Veronica Ettle of Arlington, and check out the videos of all five finalists.

By James Buck  | February 28, 2011; 12:13 PM ET
 
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Comments

WaPo,

Can you please have a children-only category for prizes, you know, for a contest that really only children should be inerested in?

Posted by: Wallenstein | February 28, 2011 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Only children? Wow Wallenstein, have you lost your sense of whimsy already? Yeesh.

Posted by: crzytwnman | February 28, 2011 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Actually, a special category for children WOULD be a good idea. especially now that the Republicans have decided that tax cuts for billionaires are much more important than arts and culture and just plain learning things are for our children and grandchildren.

Posted by: edallan | February 28, 2011 9:00 PM | Report abuse

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