Gather your chicks: Time to stock up for 360's Peeps diorama contest

Spring is out there somewhere, we are sure. So that means it’s also time to get ready for 360’s fourth annual Peeps diorama contest.

We have a few hints to help you decide when you’re brainstorming ideas for your Peeps diorama.

This is, first of all, a Peeps contest. So don’t skimp on the Peeps, people. Pick up some of those squishy marshmallow confections and use them to make your scene. Spend some time figuring out how to get a lot of Peeps in on the action, and get your Peeps involved in the fun.

And did I mention it’s important to use more than just a few Peeps?

Consider a scene from a favorite book or movie, video game or app. Perhaps you’d like to gather your Peeps for a great moment in U.S. history, or a scene that comes right out of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Almost anything goes; we just ask you ke

click to enlarge Palouse residents Inga Kingsley, Amy Browse and Diane Worthey won the 2015 360 Peeps Diorama contest with their entry, "Palouse Peepharmonic." - TRIBUNE/KYLE MILLS
Tribune/Kyle Mills
Palouse residents Inga Kingsley, Amy Browse and Diane Worthey won the 2015 360 Peeps Diorama contest with their entry, "Palouse Peepharmonic."

ep it clean enough for publication in a family newspaper.

If you aren’t sure what a Peeps diorama is, just image search those two words online or visit www.inland360.com and enter “Peeps” into the search window to see winners of previous 360 contests.

Here’s how to enter the contest: 1. Buy some marshmallow Peeps. 2. Using the Peeps and other props, create an interesting scene. 3. Snap a photo or two. 4. Send the photos to 360.

Do not eat or destroy your creation after photographing it, because if yours is chosen as a winner, you’ll need to bring your Peeps diorama to the Tribune photo studio April 7 for a photo to be published on the cover of the April 13 edition of 360. Entries will be judged by the staff of 360, and all entries also will be available for viewing online at inland360.com, where they will compete for a Peeple’s Choice Award.

Deadline for photo submissions is noon April 3. As many as three photos of each diorama may be submitted.

Here’s how: You may drop off or mail prints to the Tribune office, 505 Capital St., Lewiston, ID 83501, or email photos to arts@inland360.com.

There are two age categories: 12 and younger; and 13 and older. Submitters should include the following information about each diorama’s creator: name, age, city, email address and telephone number.

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