Peeps 2014: Behind the scenes

April 17, 2014

When it comes to our Peeps Diorama Contest, we at The Post hear the same question year after year: So, how do I win? This year, with 700-plus entries, the initial judging was tough: We looked for clever concepts, attention to detail, artistic execution … and that certain something that made us stop sifting through hundreds of entries and say: Oohhhhhhhhhhh.

With about 700 submissions to choose from, a lot goes into picking the Peeps Diorama Contest winner and runners up. The Washington Post's Peeps extraordinaire Jennifer Abella brings you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the process. (Jhaan Elker and Kate M. Tobey/The Washington Post)

From those entries, the Style and Magazine staffs viewed more than 50 dioramas and after some, um, intense debate, we decided on our five finalists. Then the entire newsroom of reporters, editors and producers exercised their right to vote. Did we make the right decision? View a few dozen notable entries and take our poll, or learn more about the winning entry and finalists at washingtonpost.com/peeps. Who knows? Maybe you’ll come up with a winning idea for next year.

Want to see the Peeps in person? All five dioramas are on display in the front windows of The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, through May 16.

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