Sure signs of early spring: budding trees, $8-a-pound asparagus, baby ducks, and the Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest. For the third year in a row the paper is challenging readers to fit a pop-culture masterpiece starring the marshmallow creatures inside a shoebox, for a $100 gift card and tons of glory.
Among the 800 entries last year was a stabby, yet somehow still cute, take on Psycho; “Peep Art,” a teeny art gallery with a Peeps Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick attending the exhibition; and a charming re-creation of the “inappropriate” airport bathroom incident starring Senator Larry Craig.
[The diorama contest tradition lasted 10 years, but was ended in 2017. Still, you can make edible art with Peeps desserts at home!]