Hey, Peeps! It’s time to stock up on those marshmallow creatures, heat up your glue guns and enter our 1st annual JRML PEEPS Show Diorama Contest.

Peeps Show Diorama Contest 2024!

Build: Now through March 21   |   Hand in: March 19-March 21   |   Vote: March 22-March 31

Take a Peep at Everyone’s Work

Dioramas on Display at 2nd Street Market:  Mar. 19-Apr. 4th  Hours:   Mon – Fri  7:00am-6:00pm    Sat.  7:00am-5:00pm

The 2024 Peeps Diorama Contest  | John Rogers Memorial Library

The 1st annual JRML Original Peeps Competition!

John Rogers Memorial Library presents this fun, springtime activity using the iconic Easter Candies: PEEPS!  This 1st annual contest welcomes community members of all ages.    Make an original shoebox-sized diorama with the iconic Easter candies—PEEPS!—as the main characters.    Community members of all ages, businesses, school classrooms, groups & organizations are all encouraged to enter.  Take cues from current events, pop culture, or clever “peeps”  puns—just get creative!

How to Enter the Contest:

To participate, make a diorama of any size featuring marshmallow Peeps. The theme is wide open, — anything from current affairs to historical events, daily life, celebrities, religion, art or sports, movies or books … but the judges prefer family-friendly entries.

ENTRY DEADLINE:  Thurs. March 21st at 5:00pm

Diorama Drop-off

March 19th-21st, at Second Street Market in Dodge NE

Diorama Pick-Up

April 1 – April 4th. All entries not picked up by 6pm on Thursday April 4th will be disposed of.

Diorama Dimensions/Size Limit:

While there are no specific criteria for minimum or maximum diorama dimensions, we appreciate those dioramas kept to the size of a shoe box or boot box to ensure that we will be able to accommodate the maximum number of entries.  *We highly recommend making your box “open-top” to help facilitate more light and better viewing!  

Entry Criteria:

Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

  1. a creative & original concept
  2. creative use of and/or manipulation of peeps
  3. artful design 


Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • BEST IN PEEPS Grand Prize Award 
  • The Coveted “PEEP-les Choice Award”
  • Adult Category (1st)
  • Family Category (1st,)
  • Children’s Category (12 & Under) – (1st,)
  • Teen Category (ages 13-17) – (1st,)
  • Group/Business/Organization Category – (1st,)

Peep-spiration Gallery!

Need to get your creative juices flowing?  just scroll down to get some Peep-spiration !!