In honor of the Chapel of the Resurrection’s 50th Anniversary, we are delighted to announce the inaugural “Easter Peeps® Show.” We want you to make a diorama of a scene from a Bible story. The only rule is that all of the characters in the diorama must be played by Peeps®. Faculty, students and staff, as well as alumni, may enter.
A panel of distinguished judges will judge all of the entries according to the criteria of overall presentation and attention to craft; Biblical accuracy and artistic merit. Possible extra credit can be earned in this category through design references to famous works of Biblical art.
Judges for our inaugural contest are: Gretchen Buggeln, Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Christianity and the Arts, Gregg Hertzlieb, Director of the Brauer Museum of Art, and Fred Niedner, Professor of Theology.
The Contest Process
1. Think of a scene. The Resurrection is an obvious choice. There are other, much more obscure stories worth recounting with Peeps®. Sketch out an idea.
2. Make your diorama using a shoebox or item of comparable size. You may melt, mold or manipulate those chicks and bunnies in any way. Don't know how to make a diorama? Google it.
3. Bring your brilliant creation to the Peeps® Diorama display area at the Chapel of the Resurrection any time on Monday, April 5, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Photo entries will not be accepted. Deadline extended to Wednesday Morning Prayer, April 7.
4. Judging will occur the afternoon of Thursday, April 8, 2010.
5. Bribing, badgering or cajoling any or all of the judges will be sternly frowned upon.
6. Winners will be announced at Friday Morning Prayer on April 9, 2010.
7. Winners will earn the title of "Peeps® Maven" and bragging rights in perpetuity.