Peeps 60th birthday: Celebrate with a diorama fix

Peeps are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. And here at The Post, we’re preparing for our own anniversary — the 7th year of our annual Peeps Diorama Contest.

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Our intrepid newsroom staffers have been debating the merits of our finalists, which will be revealed on March 27. Execution has been weighed against timeliness, sheer scale versus cleverness.

Peepius Maximus by Mark Rivetti (Deb Lindsey/ For the Washington Post) Peepius Maximus by Mark Rivetti (Deb Lindsey/ For the Washington Post)

You haven’t seen raw, unbiased journalism until you’ve seen suit-clad editors arguing about the story arc of sugar-coated marshmallows glued to cardboard. (Don’t worry, there will be video.)

Just Born, Peeps parent company, is conducting a survey on the Peepsonality of its fans to celebrate the anniversary. With 642 diorama entries, we think its pretty safe to say that Washingtonians’ Peepsonalities are artistic, with a side of political snark.

So in honor of our favorite crafty candy, here are a few of our best dioramas of years past. Be sure to visit on March 27 for the unveiling of this year’s winners.

Peeps Show VI: Power to the Peeps
Peeps contest 2012
A peep is worth a thousand pictures
Political Peeps
Peeps in D.C.
Peeps, pop culture-style

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