Here’s your chance to use your creativity and love of Dayton to craft a picture, sculpture or diorama using Peeps candies based on a Dayton related event, person, landmark or historical happening! Think pop culture, news events, movies, and more. Your entry can be constuctd from just about anything, but must be at least 1/3 peeps. Peeps do not need to be used in their original shape of form.
Once you’ve created it, you’ll need to submit it to us, art work is due by Sunday, March 31st.
Contact us for more info if you’re submitting an entry. Something new this year, all entries will be on display at Town & Country Shopping Center in Kettering. We will post all the pictures and ask our readers to help us choose their favorite based on originality, creativity and adherence to the theme. Voting will begin on Monday, April 1st and winners will be announced on Thurs, April 4th. And what’s a contest without prizes? Our first place winner will win a $150 gift card to Kroger, second place will get a $100 Kroger gift card, and third place will get a $50 Kroger gift card!
Not familiar with Peeps? Boxed in sets of five, they are marshmallow candies, created by a Russian immigrant and hatched each Easter season at a factory in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. Over the years peeps have become diverse, first expanding from the original yellow chick to an array of pastels. Next came bunnies and then in a recent campaign the candy has been touted as “Peeps – Always in Season” and they’ve started making them in other shapes, like ghosts at Halloween and snowman at Christmas. They are made from marshmallow, corn syrup, gelatin, and carnauba wax.
Peeps art contests have popped up all over the country and here are a few sites you can visit for inspiration: