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Peeps Contest: Best of the best?

If Marilyn Monroe, King Tut, Edward Hopper and an old man in a floating house got in a brawl, who’d come out on top? Let’s find out.

As we gear up to announce the winner of our fifth Peeps diorama contest, we wonder which of our past champions best embodies the marshmallowy spirit of the competition. So here’s a look back at our last four victors — check them out, then vote for your favorite.

2007: “Peeps Are a Girl’s Best Friend”

Charles Johnston took home the honors in our inaugural contest with his take on Marilyn Monroe’s iconic scene from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.”

2008: “The Tomb of King Peepankhamun”

Laura Sillers’ take on the tomb of King Tut included Christmas-light torches, Peep-themed heiroglyphics and a marshmallowy mummy.

2009: “NightPeeps”

Melissa Harvey went the classic art route, recreating Edward Hopper’s celebrated 1942 painting, “Nighthawks.” The details are precise, right down to two working fluorescent lights.

2010: “EEP”

Inspired by Pixar’s “Up,” Michael Chirlin and Veronica Ettle put together this candy-covered take on the movie’s balloon-propelled house. Notice the elderly Carl peeking out the window and Russell the Boy Scout by the front door.

Tweet So which winner is tops? Cast your vote now, then leave a comment below or tweet it out using #peepshow2011.


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