Welcome to The World’s Finest (and Only … As Far as We Know) Science-Themed Peeps Diorama Contest!  (AKA #PeepYourScience)

It’s time again for science communication to meet sugary confection, for innovators in medicine to be immortalized in gelatin, for the thrill of discovery to be depicted all marshmallowy—it’s time to make a science diorama out of Peeps.


Peeps Drawing 


Last year, entrants wowed the judges with the untold story of how Hidden Peeps supported NASA’s space program, with a sugary take on life as a Peeph.D. student, and even a Peepiodic table! (Check out the 2019 winners and more here)

How will you #PeepYourScience in 2020?

This spring, The Open Notebook and friends (that’s Joanna Church, Helen Fields, and Kate Ramsayer) will present the second annual science-themed Peeps diorama contest—so it’s time to get crafting. 

Contest Rules

The rules are simple: Make a free-standing diorama that features Peeps and depicts a science-related tableau. It could be a depiction of anything—from a famous “Eureka”’ moment, to a well-known scientist, to field work or life in the lab, to creative uses of Peeps to explain scientific processes. All sciences, from physics and astronomy to social sciences and engineering, are welcome!

Materials: Be creative—use whatever materials suit your topic! But you do have to actually incorporate Peeps (the more the merrier). And remember, safety first: no combustible or radioactive materials outside of the lab.

Rules of Conduct: New submissions only—although Peeps last forever, we want fresh creations from this crafting season. (It’s OK to submit to multiple contests, but will others have homemade trophies? Probably not.)

Please avoid libel. The Open Notebook reserves the right to take down submissions that we deem legally perilous or otherwise inappropriate.

This contest ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on March 16, 2020. 

(If you are a teacher whose classroom is taking part in this contest, please use our classroom-specific entry form. Visit theopennotebook.com/peeps to find the entry button for classrooms. We ask that classrooms entering the contest make a voluntary contribution of $25, to help offset the costs of administering this event.)

Judging

Projects will be judged by an impartial panel of experts who are as talented as they are wise. The judges will use their discretion, but projects likely to make it to the top will be creative, sciencey, and use Peeps in a variety of creative ways. We encourage hand-made sets and props, and we value (age-appropriate) crafting quality and attention to detail.

Note: Peep and science puns are strongly encouraged.

Prizes

There will be prizes in several categories, including Best in Show, Peeple’s Choice, and others to be determined. Prizes will be spectacular and of little to no monetary value. Bragging rights, however, are forever. (Did you see that Lin-Manuel Miranda retweeted Kate, Helen, and Joanna’s Hamilpeep diorama back in the day?!?)


Winners will be featured at The Open Notebook in early April.

Welcome to The World’s Finest (and Only … As Far as We Know) Science-Themed Peeps Diorama Contest! (AKA #PeepYourScience)

It’s time again for science communication to meet sugary confection, for innovators in medicine to be immortalized in gelatin, for the thrill of discovery to be depicted all marshmallowy—it’s time to make a science diorama out of Peeps.


Peeps Drawing 


Last year, entrants wowed the judges with the untold story of how Hidden Peeps supported NASA’s space program, with a sugary take on life as a Peeph.D. student, and even a Peepiodic table! (Check out the 2019 winners and more here)

How will you #PeepYourScience in 2020?

This spring, The Open Notebook and friends (that’s Joanna Church, Helen Fields, and Kate Ramsayer) will present the second annual science-themed Peeps diorama contest—so it’s time to get crafting. 

Contest Rules

The rules are simple: Make a free-standing diorama that features Peeps and depicts a science-related tableau. It could be a depiction of anything—from a famous “Eureka”’ moment, to a well-known scientist, to field work or life in the lab, to creative uses of Peeps to explain scientific processes. All sciences, from physics and astronomy to social sciences and engineering, are welcome!

Materials: Be creative—use whatever materials suit your topic! But you do have to actually incorporate Peeps (the more the merrier). And remember, safety first: no combustible or radioactive materials outside of the lab.

Rules of Conduct: New submissions only—although Peeps last forever, we want fresh creations from this crafting season. (It’s OK to submit to multiple contests, but will others have homemade trophies? Probably not.)

Please avoid libel. The Open Notebook reserves the right to take down submissions that we deem legally perilous or otherwise inappropriate.

Finally, we ask that teachers respond to a few questions about how you incorporated the #PeepYourScience contest into your curriculum. To help offset the costs of administering this event, we also ask that classrooms entering the contest make a voluntary contribution of $25. Teachers: Please complete this brief form: https://theopennotebook.submittable.com/submit/940f497b-4076-491d-babe-b33e5199e364/peepyourscience-2020-teacher-form

This contest ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on March 16, 2020. 

Judging

Projects will be judged by an impartial panel of experts who are as talented as they are wise. The judges will use their discretion, but projects likely to make it to the top will be creative, sciencey, and use Peeps in a variety of creative ways. We encourage hand-made sets and props, and we value (age-appropriate) crafting quality and attention to detail.

Note: Peep and science puns are strongly encouraged.

Prizes

There will be prizes in several categories, including Best in Show, Peeple’s Choice, and others to be determined. Prizes will be spectacular and of little to no monetary value. Bragging rights, however, are forever. (Did you see that Lin-Manuel Miranda retweeted Kate, Helen, and Joanna’s Hamilpeep diorama back in the day?!?)


Winners will be featured at The Open Notebook in early April.