The World’s Finest Science-Themed Peeps Diorama Contest

Illustration of four Peeps with implements of science such as a pickaxe, a net, and safety goggles.


Here is where science communication meets sugary confection; innovators in medicine are immortalized in gelatin; the thrill of discovery is depicted all marshmallowy. Brought to you by The Open Notebook and friends (that’s Joanna Church, Helen Fields, and Kate Ramsayer) we present The World’s Finest Science-Themed Peeps Diorama Contest, AKA #PeepYourScience!

This year’s contest has now ended. The submissions were, as always, spectacular! #PeepYourScience 2022 saw Peeps draped in lab coats, chopped up into starfish, coated in eyeshadow, assembled into rockets, shaped like a shark, and stuffed into space suits—all in the name of peepsearch. This year’s entries for the World’s Finest Science-Themed Peeps Diorama Contest presented the breadth of marshmallow-based innovation and discovery with creative and crafty reimaginings of science and engineering.

See all the #PeepYourScience 2022 winners here. To see all this year’s entries, visit our #PeepYourScience 2022 gallery!


Wondering about #PeepYourScience 2023?

Normally we open our Peeps contest in mid-February. However, we’re sorry to say that we’ll be giving it a miss this year.


Peeps diorama showing the Museum of Natural Peepstory
Anna Rothschild, Shaena Montanari, Sarah Kaplan, Maryam Zaringhalam, Kate Furby

Peeps dioramas are an art form as old as time, more or less, but have been missing one thing: a focus on science. Until the dawn of the #PeepYourScience contest.

In 2019, The Open Notebook‘s first annual World’s Finest Science-Themed Peeps Diorama Contest yielded marshmallowy tableaux of sweet discoveries, peepstaking field work, sticky scientific mysteries, history of science, s’more history of science…. The entries left no Peep pun unturned. You can see our past winners here: 20192020 | 2021 | 2022.

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