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Shelly Layser writes:

“This is my DC-Metro themed Peep’s diorama entitled “Peeps on the Platform.” Startled peeps are standing on the platform at the L’Peep Plaza metro stop, which is single-tracking and experiencing delays as smoke creeps into the tunnel. Above ground, Police Peeps have blocked off the station with caution tape as a small group of Protesting Peeple have begun to gather.”

All entries should be emailed to [email protected] with ‘The PoP Peep Project’ in the subject line. Please include a brief description about your entry and please include 2 photos, one closeup and one capturing the whole scene. Entries should be based on local topics of interest if possible and sent by Friday, April 28th. Depending on how many I receive, I’ll try to post all as I get them. I will then pick 5-10 finalists that you guys will vote on. I will take the winners out to dinner (courtesy Carmine’s Family Style Italian Restaurant) and drinks (unless the high school kids win, then just dinner.) I will also bury the winners (and 2nd and 3rd place) in PoPville t-shirts. Good luck!!

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Bunnies March

“Bunnies’ March on Washington
By Tobey Busch and Marcy Busch

Inspired by the Women’s March on Washington, we recreated the scene with strong and resisting bunny peeps. We adapted the signs (“Hands off My Eggs,” “This Bunny Bites Back,” etc.), the iconic Women’s March logo, and the marchers’ outfits (see Rosie the Riveter, the Statue of Liberty, white pants suits, pink “hats,” etc.). We tried to capture the volume, creativity, and enthusiasm of the marchers, as well as the unifying and positive atmosphere of the march.”

All entries should be emailed to [email protected] with ‘The PoP Peep Project’ in the subject line. Please include a brief description about your entry and please include 2 photos, one closeup and one capturing the whole scene. Entries should be based on local topics of interest if possible and sent by Friday, April 28th. Depending on how many I receive, I’ll try to post all as I get them. I will then pick 5-10 finalists that you guys will vote on. I will take the winners out to dinner (courtesy Carmine’s Family Style Italian Restaurant) and drinks (unless the high school kids win, then just dinner.) I will also bury the winners (and 2nd and 3rd place) in PoPville t-shirts. Good luck!!

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Kelly writes:

“A bit conceptual, this is entitled, “Moments After the Bowling Green Massacre.” The Bowling Green Bunnies took on the Pink Pins in the Kentucky State Bowling Championships. They lost.”

All entries should be emailed to [email protected] with ‘The PoP Peep Project’ in the subject line. Please include a brief description about your entry and please include 2 photos, one closeup and one capturing the whole scene. Entries should be based on local topics of interest if possible and sent by Friday, April 28th. Depending on how many I receive, I’ll try to post all as I get them. I will then pick 5-10 finalists that you guys will vote on. I will take the winners out to dinner (courtesy Carmine’s Family Style Italian Restaurant) and drinks (unless the high school kids win, then just dinner.) I will also bury the winners (and 2nd and 3rd place) in PoPville t-shirts. Good luck!!

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From Megan Griffiths-Ward:

“I’ve called it “The Peeple’s Uprising.” All hats hand knitted, background painted, etc. All my own original work. Sign ideas borrowed from the women’s march, the upcoming science march, the necessary Peep puns, etc. You have to look closely because there is a lot there.”

All entries should be emailed to [email protected] with ‘The PoP Peep Project’ in the subject line. Please include a brief description about your entry and please include 2 photos, one closeup and one capturing the whole scene. Entries should be based on local topics of interest if possible and sent by Friday, April 28th. Depending on how many I receive, I’ll try to post all as I get them. I will then pick 5-10 finalists that you guys will vote on. I will take the winners out to dinner (courtesy Carmine’s Family Style Italian Restaurant) and drinks (unless the high school kids win, then just dinner.) I will also bury the winners (and 2nd and 3rd place) in PoPville t-shirts. Good luck!!

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“This peep project was completed by Sophie, age 11. Sophie enjoys spending time at her grandparent’s farm and wants us all to remember the importance of farmers in our daily lives!”

All entries should be emailed to [email protected] with ‘The PoP Peep Project’ in the subject line. Please include a brief description about your entry and please include 2 photos, one closeup and one capturing the whole scene. Entries should be based on local topics of interest if possible and sent by the end of April. Depending on how many I receive, I’ll post all as I get them. I will then pick 5-10 finalists that you guys will vote on. I will take the winners out to dinner (courtesy Carmine’s Family Style Italian Restaurant) and drinks (unless the high school kids win, then just dinner.) I will also bury the winners (and 2nd and 3rd place) in PoPville t-shirts. Good luck!!

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We the Peeple

“Diorama by Melissa Werner
Hats Knitted by Lila Guterman, Jennifer McClory, Rebecca McCoyer, Kelsey Boler Norton, and Melissa Werner

This recreation of the 2017 Women’d March combines two of my current favorite pastimes–arts and crafts and anti-Trump activism. I made a bunch of pink “pussyhats” for the real march, and had a lot of fun making miniature versions and engaging other like-minded knitters to contribute. The banner is a recreation of a much larger one that my twin boys and a bunch of their friends from school carried.”

All entries should be emailed to [email protected] with ‘The PoP Peep Project’ in the subject line. Please include a brief description about your entry and please include 2 photos, one closeup and one capturing the whole scene. Entries should be based on local topics of interest if possible and sent by the end of April. Depending on how many I receive, I’ll post all as I get them. I will then pick 5-10 finalists that you guys will vote on. I will take the winners out to dinner (courtesy Carmine’s Family Style Italian Restaurant) and drinks (unless the high school kids win, then just dinner.) I will also bury the winners (and 2nd and 3rd place) in PoPville t-shirts. Good luck!!

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This entrant writes:

“Title: White House Easter Egg Hunt for Red October

Description: New for 2017, watch out for the special Fabergé eggs at the White House’s Easter celebration, generous gifts from Vladimir Peeptin. They’re full of surprises! Signed, The Law Offices of Boris Badenov, Natasha Fatale, and Rosa Klebb”

All entries should be emailed to [email protected] with ‘The PoP Peep Project’ in the subject line. Please include a brief description about your entry and please include 2 photos, one closeup and one capturing the whole scene. Entries should be based on local topics of interest if possible and sent by the end of April. Depending on how many I receive, I’ll post all as I get them. I will then pick 5-10 finalists that you guys will vote on. I will take the winners out to dinner and drinks (unless the high school kids win, then just dinner.) I will also bury the winners (and 2nd and 3rd place) in PoPville t-shirts. Good luck!!

CARMINE'S exterior awning
425 7th Street, NW courtesy Carmine’s

Good news – Carmine’s Family Style Italian Restaurant has generously offered to host the winners for dinner. Finalists will be selected and voted on the first week of May!

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Amanda writes:

“In our diorama we remember all the beloved stars we lost in 2016 with a rock concert in heaven – Live from St. Peter’s Gate @ Merriweather Peeps Pavilion starring Prince, David Bowie, George Michael, Merle Haggard, Glenn Fry and Nick Menza.”

All entries should be emailed to [email protected] with ‘The PoP Peep Project’ in the subject line. Please include a brief description about your entry and please include 2 photos, one closeup and one capturing the whole scene. Entries should be based on local topics of interest if possible and sent by the end of April. Depending on how many I receive, I’ll post all as I get them. I will then pick 5-10 finalists that you guys will vote on. I will take the winners out to dinner and drinks (unless the high school kids win, then just dinner.) I will also bury the winners (and 2nd and 3rd place) in PoPville t-shirts. Good luck!!

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George writes:

“I am submitting this on behalf of our Peeps diorama team – directed by my daughter Ella. Ella describes it here:

My name is Ella. I’m twelve. I’ve loved art projects since I was little, particularly complicated design & building projects. My dad (George), brother (Sam), aunt (Jeanne) and I for years have loved peeps diorama contests- Washington Post, St Paul Pioneer Press. Each year we look forward to seeing them online. We’ve tried making peeps dioramas at home for a couple of year just for fun—and this year I decided we should really do it!

This fall was the first election I really paid attention to–partly because I loved the idea of a woman president. In the spirit of women power, I decided to make our diorama “Marching with My Peeps” modeled on the Women’s March (my dad was at the march in DC and my aunt went to the one in NYC). My aunt came to visit for a weekend this winter, and the four of us spent the weekend building our diorama.

I wanted each peep to be unique—reflecting different races, ages and issues people cared about. We spray-painted the peeps 5 skin tones. I sewed mini-pussy hats, designed outfits and made wheelchairs. We created many many signs based on actual ones from the March. I loved the wordplay—Peep Your Laws off My Body, Fight like a Chick, Peeps Grab Back, We the Peeple… as well as using the peep image on signs like We Shall Overcomb or Peeple R Peeple or Dissent is Patriotic. See how many peep images or word plays you can find in our diorama. We also included a CNN camera person, the stage with the three march organizers, the singer Milck and “I cant keep quiet” and tons of other details.

The weekend started making our diorama, people across the country protested Trump’s executive order about Muslims and immigrant, so we took a break from building and joined protesters at the airport (now one peep’s sign- #NoBanNoWall).”

All entries should be emailed to [email protected] with ‘The PoP Peep Project’ in the subject line. Please include a brief description about your entry and please include 2 photos, one closeup and one capturing the whole scene. Entries should be based on local topics of interest if possible and sent by the end of April. Depending on how many I receive, I’ll post all as I get them. I will then pick 5-10 finalists that you guys will vote on. I will take the winners out to dinner and drinks (unless the high school kids win, then just dinner.) I will also bury the winners (and 2nd and 3rd place) in PoPville t-shirts. Good luck!!

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Jess & Vy write:

“Similar to its human equivalent “WestWorld,” our amusement park serves as a destination where Peeps can live out their wildest fantasies. Our Peeps-like “hosts” aren’t filled with marshmallow fluff. Rather, they are fully functional Peepdroids meticulously designed by Delos’ Creative Director, Dr. “Rabbit” Ford, and his protégé, “Birdnard” Lowe. Our hosts are here to fulfill your every desire. They look forward to serving you. Exist free of rules, laws, or judgment. No impulse is taboo. In Peepstworld, you have the freedom to become who you’ve always wanted to be – or who you never knew you were.”

All entries should be emailed to [email protected] with ‘The PoP Peep Project’ in the subject line. Please include a brief description about your entry and please include 2 photos, one closeup and one capturing the whole scene. Entries should be based on local topics of interest if possible and sent by the end of April. Depending on how many I receive, I’ll post all as I get them. I will then pick 5-10 finalists that you guys will vote on. I will take the winners out to dinner and drinks (unless the high school kids win, then just dinner.) I will also bury the winners (and 2nd and 3rd place) in PoPville t-shirts. Good luck!!

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