WaPo Contest Winners: Take a Peep

Photo courtesy of
‘102/365 Peep Starry Night’
courtesy of ‘Mykl Roventine’

The much-anticipated winner and finalists for the Washington Post’s 3rd Annual Peeps Diorama Contest were announced yesterday, Easter Sunday. This year’s winner was a re-imagining of Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” (you know, that ubiquitous 1940s moody diner painting) entitled “NightPeeps.” The artist is Melissa Harvey, 44, of Arlington, whose day job is as a graphic designer for WETA.

Of the other brilliant finalists my favorites are the M.C. Escher tribute, the Dexter shoutout and the Georgetown Cupcake lovefest. Which do you like best? It’s must be incredibly hard to judge these though, considering the amount of time and sheer cleverness of some of the dioramas. Maybe next year WaPo should host a science fair-esque show with the displays. They can call it PeepShow. (Cue: knee-slapping laughter. Anyone?)

Acacia has lived in DC since graduating from Vassar College with degrees in English and Italian. She cries daily at the thought of her imminent departure from this beloved city, as she will begin a Fulbright teaching grant in the Campania region, Italy come October. She’ll be blogging that experience too. Get at her: acaciaO@welovedc.com or follow her on twitter.

3 thoughts on “WaPo Contest Winners: Take a Peep

  1. yess i love the peeps diorama contest! peeptown cupcakes was one of my favorites, and so was the peep is right. so much detail, and lots of actual peeps. one thing i did notice about this year’s contest: what’s up with all the sick, gory entries? waterboarding at peeptanamo bay? peepster’s kill room?! jeez louise.