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Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 04/06/2011

One week til ‘Peep Show 2011’: A few photos to tide you over


Peep show: Last year’s winner, “Eep.” (Bill O'Leary - WASHINGTON POST)
In one week, the winner of the Post’s fifth annual “Peeps Diorama Contest” will be announced.

The grand prize winner -- the one Peeps ringmaster Holly Thomas and her committee determines has the magic touch with the mushy Easter candies -- will receive $100 and fleeting Internet fame when prizes are announced April 13.

But first, get in the mood. Take a look back through our archives — from 2007, 2008 , 2009 and 2010. Read up on Peeps culture from a recent Peeps-themed chat., or talk Peeps with other fans here.Yes, we’re giving you room to be a little bit obsessed. Check out the guide to everything Peeps-related here, but before you go, be sure to to tell us which dioramas are your favorites by using #peepshow2011 on Twitter.

Check out past entries after the jump.

From the Peeps 2010 finalist archives. See the complete slideshow here.


An art student and figure model, Silver Spring resident Phyllis Mayes was inspired by figure painting classes for her diorama, titled "Creating a Masterpeeps." (Bill O'Leary - WASHINGTON POST)


"The Mad Hatter's Peep Party" incorporates bunny-shaped topiaries, handmade paper lanterns and an abundance of Sculpey. (Bill O'Leary - WASHINGTON POST)


Based on the children's book "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown, this diorama by MaryLea Harris of Fairfax captures the quiet mood of the story. (Bill O'Leary - WASHINGTON POST)

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