MPL’s 9th Annual Peeps Show

Spring is coming and we’re excited for MPL’s 9th Annual Peeps® Diorama Contest! We’re all digital again this year and our theme of “New Beginnings” celebrates the anticipation and joy of spring.

The Rules

Create a springtime diorama featuring literary characters. For example, recreate “Peeper” Cottontail in Mr. McGregor’s garden or show all your favorite literary characters playing in the rain. While those marshmallow-y Peeps® should feature somehow, we encourage you to get creative with materials you already have at home to build the rest of your diorama – action figures, magazine cutouts, etc. 


Age categories are Adult 18+; Teen 13-17; Youth 8-12; Kids 7 & under.

To submit your entry:

  1. Email up to 3 photos of your completed diorama to:
  2. Please include “Peeps Diorama Entry” in the subject line of the email. 
  3. In your email, please include:
  • a title and/or caption for the diorama.
  • which age category you’re entering: Adult 18+; Teen 13-17; Youth 8-12; Kids 7 & under.
  • the participant’s name, and a good phone number or email.
  1. Dioramas must be submitted by April 21.
  2. Submitted entries will be displayed on the library’s website.
  3. Entrants agree to permit Missoula Public Library to photograph and submit images in advertising or promotion.

The Awards

  • The public will be invited to view entries and vote on the library’s website.
  • Voting will open on April 23 and close on April 28.
  • The diorama with the most overall votes will claim the “Peeple’s Choice” Award. Other honors shall include the coveted “Best in Class” award for each age category.
  • Winners are awarded a $10 Missoula Downtown gift card!
  • Winners will be announced on our website and social media on April 30.

Questions or Concerns?

We’re here to help! Please email us at

2021 Entries

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