Just Born, Inc. and ArtsQuest are pleased to invite your school to participate in the third annual Lehigh Valley PEEPS® Scholastic Diorama Competition! The Diorama Competition is a central part of PEEPS FEST™ (December 30 and 31), a two- day celebration of the iconic PEEPS® chick, the #1 seasonal marshmallow candy produced right here in the Lehigh Valley.

The task is simple; decide on an idea and create a diorama using PEEPS® candy and other types of your favorite Just Born candy. Your diorama can depict any subject, from silly to serious!

Four categories will be judged for prizes:

  • Kindergarten through second grade (K-2)
  • Third through fifth grade (3-5)
  • Sixth through eighth grade (6-8)
  • Ninth through twelfth grade (9-12)

Each school may submit one winning entry per grade level and two honorable mentions.

Dioramas will be on display at the ArtsQuest Center from December 27 to December 29. During that time, guests of the ArtsQuest Center may vote on their favorite for the PEEPle's Choice award. A panel of local judges will select the Critic's Choice. The top candidates from the Critic's Choice and PEEPle's Choice will be on display December 30, and the grand prize winners of the Critic's Choice and PEEPle's Choice will be announced that day at 3pm.

A grand prize winner of the Critic's Choice will be selected from one of the four first place winners. That winner will get to "drop" the illuminated New Year's Eve PEEPS® chick at approximately 5:15 PM on December 31st when thousands of visitors will gather to enjoy this family-friendly New Year's tradition and ensuing fireworks show.

We believe this is an exciting opportunity for your students to express their creativity and to learn valuable skills that come from working as part of a team to achieve a single goal. To participate in the PEEPS® Scholastic Diorama, fill out the enclosed registration form and fax or email it to Courtney Novotnak, Children's Event Coordinator at ArtsQuest. Her email address is cnovotnak@artsquest.org and the fax number is 610-332-1312. Deadline for registration is November 9, 2012.

When we receive your completed registration, we will send you a copy of the rules and regulations for the PEEPS® Scholastic Diorama Competition. In addition, Just Born® is generously donating a limited supply of PEEPS®, HOT TAMALES®, GOLDENBERG'S PEANUT CHEWS® and MIKE AND IKE® candies to help get those creative juices flowing! More details on how to pick up your supply will be included once we receive your registration.

Ready to enter? Click here to register your school for the the third annual Lehigh Valley PEEPS® Scholastic Diorama Competition.



Matt Pye, Vice President Trade Relations & Corporate Affairs Just Born®

Jeff Parks, President ArtsQuest




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