This year's winning diorama, which depicts the dramatic <a target=\rescue of 33 mine workers in Copiapo, Chile, last October, is the work of Mary Jo Ondrejka from Reston; Bryn Metzdorf from Fairfax; and Margaret Hartka from Parkton, Md. A Peep version of miner Ariel Ticona meets his newborn daughter for the first time, while Peep Johnny Barrios Rojas is greeted by both his wife and mistress. | Video: More about this entry" width="1024" height="682" border="0" />

WINNER: "Chilean CoPeepapo Mine Rescue"

This year's winning diorama, which depicts the dramatic rescue of 33 mine workers in Copiapo, Chile, last October, is the work of Mary Jo Ondrejka from Reston; Bryn Metzdorf from Fairfax; and Margaret Hartka from Parkton, Md. A Peep version of miner Ariel Ticona meets his newborn daughter for the first time, while Peep Johnny Barrios Rojas is greeted by both his wife and mistress. | Video: More about this entry

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The rock formation started as a cardboard box; the team added layers of papier-mache, spray insulation, and fleck stone spray paint, plus implanted details such as miniature seashells and faux gemstones. Two miners remain underground as another is hauled to safety.

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The rock formation started as a cardboard box; the team added layers of papier-mache, spray insulation, and fleck stone spray paint, plus implanted details such as miniature seashells and faux gemstones. Two miners remain underground as another is hauled to safety.

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FINALIST: \patdowns and full-body scans, as TSA Peeps watch from a screening room. | Video: More about this entry" width="1024" height="682" border="0" />

FINALIST: "TSA Agents Get a Peep Show" <br>This diorama was the work of a team of coworkers, led by LeElaine Comer, Kasey Wiedrich and Kristin Lawton, from Washington, with Ethan Geiling, Michelle Nguyuen, Kim Pate, Jane Hanley and Ida Rademacher. Peeps wait in line at airport security for patdowns and full-body scans, as TSA Peeps watch from a screening room. | Video: More about this entry

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Siblings Patsy Helmetag and Jean McCoy from Annapolis created this factory scene, in which chick Peeps are plucked, sliced and dropped into soup. | Video: <a target=\More about this entry" width="1024" height="699" border="0" />

FINALIST:��"Split Peep Soup Company"

Siblings Patsy Helmetag and Jean McCoy from Annapolis created this factory scene, in which chick Peeps are plucked, sliced and dropped into soup. | Video: More about this entry

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This diorama documents Pepco's troubles during <a target=\winter's power outages, and was created by Chris Schwartz, Brady Gordon and David Rosenblatt, from Washington; and Karin French, of Takoma Park. \"We're on the side of the poor Peepco workers who are trying desperately to make the situation right,\" Schwartz says. \"There was a lot of frustration with the power outage, but those folks weren't the ones causing the problem.\" | Video: More about this entry" width="1024" height="682" border="0" />

��FINALIST: "In Wake of Historic Storm, Repair Work Under Control, Peepco Spokesperson Says"

This diorama documents Pepco's troubles during winter's power outages, and was created by Chris Schwartz, Brady Gordon and David Rosenblatt, from Washington; and Karin French, of Takoma Park. "We're on the side of the poor Peepco workers who are trying desperately to make the situation right," Schwartz says. "There was a lot of frustration with the power outage, but those folks weren't the ones causing the problem." | Video: More about this entry

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Team members Elliot Seibert of Washington and Claudine Roshanian of Vienna chose Metro transit woes as the theme for this finalist diorama. The scene documents Metro's long delays, <a data-xslt=\an escalator collapse and a fire on the train tracks. | Video: More about this entry" width="1024" height="682" border="0" />

��FINALIST: "Escalator Collapse at Peepy Bottom"

Team members Elliot Seibert of Washington and Claudine Roshanian of Vienna chose Metro transit woes as the theme for this finalist diorama. The scene documents Metro's long delays, an escalator collapse and a fire on the train tracks. | Video: More about this entry

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Loretta Mestishen from Pottsville, Pa., created this tropical scene. The bunny Peeps wear necklaces of tiny shells and real grass skirts.

Peep-Bunn-Tiki: The Secret of Easter Island

Loretta Mestishen from Pottsville, Pa., created this tropical scene. The bunny Peeps wear necklaces of tiny shells and real grass skirts.

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We received several variations on the <a href=\

��"Angry Peeps"

We received several variations on the <a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/blog-post/2011/03/angry_birds_facebook_and_you_u.html" TARGET="_blank">Angry Birds</a> theme, but this one by Peter and Susan Hmel of Gaithersburg was our favorite.

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This year's winning diorama, which depicts the <a target=\dramatic rescue of 33 mine workers in Copiapo, Chile, last October, is the work of Mary Jo Ondrejka from Reston; Bryn Metzdorf from Fairfax; and Margaret Hartka from Parkton, Md. A Peep version of miner Ariel Ticona meets his newborn daughter for the first time, while Peep Johnny Barrios Rojas is greeted by both his wife and mistress. | Video: More about this entry" width="1024" height="682" border="0" />

WINNER: "Chilean CoPeepapo Mine Rescue"

This year's winning diorama, which depicts the dramatic rescue of 33 mine workers in Copiapo, Chile, last October, is the work of Mary Jo Ondrejka from Reston; Bryn Metzdorf from Fairfax; and Margaret Hartka from Parkton, Md. A Peep version of miner Ariel Ticona meets his newborn daughter for the first time, while Peep Johnny Barrios Rojas is greeted by both his wife and mistress. | Video: More about this entry

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Katie Behr-Szustakowski from Arlington and Alexandra Sandlin from Vienna depict <a href=\

��"Cherry Blossom Peeps"

Katie Behr-Szustakowski from Arlington and Alexandra Sandlin from Vienna depict <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/gog/cherry-blossom-festival-2011/index.html" TARGET="_blank">Washington's annual rite of spring</a>. Peeps in paddleboats circle the Tidal Basin as tourist Peeps look on from the Jefferson Memorial (which features working illumination).

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Patrick Hulse, 16, from Fairfax Station, was inspired to create this diorama of the <a href=\

��"Peep Place Fish Co."

Patrick Hulse, 16, from Fairfax Station, was inspired to create this diorama of the <a href="http://www.pikeplacemarket.org" TARGET="_blank">Pike Place market</a> after a family trip to Seattle.

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Chris Ammerman and Brian Ammerman of Gainesville, Va., used candy buttons and modeling clay to create the cupcakes in this scene.

��"Peepcake Wars"

Chris Ammerman and Brian Ammerman of Gainesville, Va., used candy buttons and modeling clay to create the cupcakes in this scene.

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We couldn't resist showing another detailed airport security scene, this one by Suzanne Brown from Spotsylvania, Va., with Jennifer Throneburg, Sandi Holliday, Theresa Mechem, Dina Gray, Rebecca Olvera, Dan Korb, Jeff Bell and Ray Rozycki.

��"Pat Down the Bunny:�� An Average��Day at PWI-O'Hare"

We couldn't resist showing another detailed airport security scene, this one by Suzanne Brown from Spotsylvania, Va., with Jennifer Throneburg, Sandi Holliday, Theresa Mechem, Dina Gray, Rebecca Olvera, Dan Korb, Jeff Bell and Ray Rozycki.

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Katie Burkhardt from Chesterfield, Va., took inspiration from M.C. Escher's \

��"Peep Paw with Globe"

Katie Burkhardt from Chesterfield, Va., took inspiration from M.C. Escher's "<a href="http://www.google.com/images?q=m.c.+escher+%22hand+with+globe%22&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1280&bih=840" TARGET="_blank">Hand with Globe</a>." The paw is made of clay, paint and colored sugar; the wood circle is decorated with acrylic paint and a flattened Peep.

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Phyllis Mayes, who was a 2010 finalist for her \

��"Peeps in Purgatory"

Phyllis Mayes, who was a 2010 finalist for her "<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/peeps-show-iv/2010/03/26/AFoDO7LD_gallery.html#photo=2" TARGET="_blank">Creating a Masterpeeps</a>" diorama, went back to the arts for her entry this year. The Silver Spring resident's <a href="http://www.google.com/images?q=Hieronymus+Bosch&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1280&bih=840" TARGET="_blank">Hieronymus Bosch</a>-inspired creation features Peeps, clay and twigs.

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MaryLea Harris from Fairfax also drew inspiration from a classic work of art -- here, her take on Vincent van Gogh's \

��"Vincent Van Peep's Starry Night"

MaryLea Harris from Fairfax also drew inspiration from a classic work of art -- here, her take on Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night."

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Elly Zupko from Baltimore recreated the <a href=\

��"Peep Purloins Priceless Paintings"

Elly Zupko from Baltimore recreated the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/20/AR2010052000880.html" TARGET="_blank">May 2010 theft</a> from the Musee d'Art Moderne in Paris. Security guards are unaware as a sneaky Peep makes off with masterpieces -- each altered to include Peeps.

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Leonard Bailey and Gabriel Winston-Bailey from Takoma Park took inspiration from the movie \

��"Inpeeption"

Leonard Bailey and Gabriel Winston-Bailey from Takoma Park took inspiration from the movie "<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/movies/inception,1158861.html" TARGET="_blank">Inception</a>."

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Carolyn Prince Racich and Claudia Tielking from McLean portray a scene from \

��"The King's Peep"

Carolyn Prince Racich and Claudia Tielking from McLean portray a scene from "<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/movies/the-kings-speech,1162190.html" TARGET="_blank">The King's Speech</a>."

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Jesse Willard and Megan Walline from Washington created one of several riffs on \

��"Black Peep"

Jesse Willard and Megan Walline from Washington created one of several riffs on "<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/movies/black-swan,1169493.html" TARGET="_blank">Black Swan</a>."

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Abigail Bathrick from Alexandria and Caroline Chen from Woodbridge dipped into the classics for this Peeps version of \

��"P.E.E.P.: The Easter-Terrestrial"

Abigail Bathrick from Alexandria and Caroline Chen from Woodbridge dipped into the classics for this Peeps version of "E.T."

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Sadea Ramsay from Alexandria takes on \

��"Silence of the Peeps"

Sadea Ramsay from Alexandria takes on "Silence of the Lambs."

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Constantia Rioux from College Park, with Sean Eustis and Kevin Hollenbeck, created this diorama. \

��"Spinal Peep"

Constantia Rioux from College Park, with Sean Eustis and Kevin Hollenbeck, created this diorama. "Spinal Peep's rise to the top of the rock charts was abruptly cut off when the band found itself lacking the financial resources to mount a legal battle against rival band Spinal Tap," Rioux told us in her entry.

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Karen Roberts and Ali Nabavi from Washington show a scene from \

��"The Peep Behind the Curtain"

Karen Roberts and Ali Nabavi from Washington show a scene from "The Wizard of Oz."

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Michelle, Jack and Carling Ramsdell, from Burke, Va., depict a scene from \

��"Despicable Peep"

Michelle, Jack and Carling Ramsdell, from Burke, Va., depict a scene from "<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/movies/despicable-me,1158804/critic-review.html" TARGET="_blank">Despicable Me</a>."

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In this diorama created by Leslie Brown of Charlottesville, with Lani Hoza, a meteor heads toward Earth as Mayan Peeps prepare for a sacrifice.

��"Mayan Pro-peep-phecy: December 21, 2012"

In this diorama created by Leslie Brown of Charlottesville, with Lani Hoza, a meteor heads toward Earth as Mayan Peeps prepare for a sacrifice.

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Grace Knowlton from Silver Spring creates a page from a Peeps version of the famous children's book \

��"The Very Hungry Catpeepillar"

Grace Knowlton from Silver Spring creates a page from a Peeps version of the famous children's book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar."

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Inspired by the release of the <a href=\

��"Apple's iPeep Release in Georgetown"

Inspired by the release of the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/faster-forward/post/ipad-2-review-the-week-later-edition/2011/03/18/ABqerWr_blog.html" TARGET="_blank">iPad 2</a>, Jennifer Beyer from Washington and Stephanie Garback from Arlington created a Peep-themed version of the Georgetown Apple store.

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Attack of the zombies! Courtney, Marc and Mary Shaw from Arlington depict a scene with menacing undead Peeps.

��"The Peeping Dead"

Attack of the zombies! Courtney, Marc and Mary Shaw from Arlington depict a scene with menacing undead Peeps.

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Kathy Fraeman from Olney depicts the opening scene from \

��"The Mupeep Show"

Kathy Fraeman from Olney depicts the opening scene from "The Muppet Show." The diorama features working lights and 11 different "MuPeeps."

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Brad, Elizabeth, Lucy and Emily Vogt from Washington get the whole Flintstone family into the mix.

��"The Peepstones"

Brad, Elizabeth, Lucy and Emily Vogt from Washington get the whole Flintstone family into the mix.

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Patrick Mudd of Washington gave us a Peeps take on A&E's \

��"Peep Hoarders"

Patrick Mudd of Washington gave us a Peeps take on A&E's "Hoarders."

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This homage to <a href=\

��"Peeparazzi"

This homage to <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2011/02/14/VI2011021402181.html" TARGET="_blank">Lady Gaga's Grammy performance</a> is the work of K.C. Tydgat from Arlington; Scott Call from Alexandria; and Lauren Walinsky and Tyler Savoy from Washington.

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��"Exit Through the Peep Shop: Street Art by Just Borf"

"Peepsy and crew hit D.C. to film some street art in action," explains creator Heather Klemick of Washington.

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Karen James from Reston; Kathleen Lyons from Washington; and Jennifer Storozuk from Ashburn drew inspiration from The Washington Post Magazine's weekly <a href=\

��"Second Peep - At the Arcade"

Karen James from Reston; Kathleen Lyons from Washington; and Jennifer Storozuk from Ashburn drew inspiration from The Washington Post Magazine's weekly <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/secondglance" TARGET="_blank">Second Glance puzzle</a>.

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Natalie and Bob Brown from Alexandria capitalize on Charlie Sheen's recent bount of quotability.

��"Peepie Sheen Receives His Daily Transfusion of Fresh Tiger Blood"

Natalie and Bob Brown from Alexandria capitalize on Charlie Sheen's recent bount of quotability.

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Sarah Grady and Lynn West from Richmond, Va., recreate one of the mishaps that have plagued the Broadway musical \

��"Spider-peep: Turn off the Dark (Call 911)"

Sarah Grady and Lynn West from Richmond, Va., recreate one of the mishaps that have plagued the Broadway musical "<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/07/AR2011020704088.html" TARGET="_blank">Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark</a>."

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Amy Billingham from Kensington and Rob Black and Lauren Emeritz from Washington have serious Peep skills -- they're the team behind last year's finalist \

��"Peeparing for the Flood"

Amy Billingham from Kensington and Rob Black and Lauren Emeritz from Washington have serious Peep skills -- they're the team behind last year's finalist "The Mad Hatter's Peep Party." This year, they put those skills to work on a Noah's Ark-themed diorama.

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