Ladies and gentlemen, start your dioramas! Our annual Peeps contest kicks off April 4 on Smart Facebook page

The Smart crew had some fun with the Peeps contest this year. Watch the video below.

Smart magazine had some fun with the Peeps diorama contest this year. Watch the video below.

With Easter just about a month away, Peeps season is in full swing. You can find marshmallow chicks and bunnies aplenty on your local grocery store shelves.

Seven years ago, we started asking readers to use their creativity to turn the candy into art.

Through the years, we’ve received dozens of photos of Peeps projects that have covered sports, religion, politics, pop culture and just about everything in between.

The tradition continues this spring.

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From April 4 through 13, residents of York and Adams counties can submit their contest entries at The public will then vote for their favorites April 14 to 18.

The top four vote-getters will each win a $75 Peeps & Company gift card to buy their fill of sugary sweets and Peeps merchandise.

Complete rules will be available on the submission form. Entries must be submitted using the Facebook form to be eligible for the contest.

Where are my Peeps at?

Peeps history

Print1953: Peeps hit the market
1958: Pumpkin-shaped treats hit stores
1960: Christmas shapes hit stores
1980: Peeps bunnies hit stores
1999: Peeps first national TV commercial airs
2007: Sugar-free Peeps chicks hit stores; York Daily Record/Sunday News introduces Peeps diorama contest
2009: Peeps company store opens in National Harbor, Md.
2010: Chocolate-covered Peeps hit stores


April Trotter

Editor of Smart. NEPA transplant. Penn State and Shippensburg grad. Kickball and craft beer enthusiast. Collector of cardigans. "Bennie and the Jets" fanatic. Contact me at, at "Smart magazine" on Facebook, @SmartMagPA on Twitter or by phone at 717-771-2030.

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  1. jamilah polanco says:

    This is my peep contest Picture

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