PEEPshow results: Caterpeeper wins grand prize from annual Arts Council fundraiser
By Carroll County Times staff
Apr 12, 2018 | 10:55 AM
The Carroll County Arts Council's 11th Annual PEEPshow attracted more than 24,000 visitors, many of whom voted for for their favorite marshmallow masterpiece in this fundraiser that was held March 29 through April 10 at the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster.
A total of 157 entries were submitted this year with more than 36,500 Peeps used to create the works of art which ranged from sculptures and mosaics to dioramas and films. Although the total is still being calculated, the Arts Council expects to raise a significant amount of money from this fundraiser that supports many diverse arts programs throughout the year.
Voting was done in person and online. Awards were presented at the closing ceremony on Tuesday, April 10. All winners received a goody bag with Peeps & Company merchandise and gift certificates, a souvenir trophy hand-crafted by artist Thomas Sterner, and free registration for next year's PEEPshow.
The Grand Prize winner, with 5,664 total combined votes, was "The Very Hungry Caterpeeper" by Lia Finch and M. The grand prize winner received a sterling silver Peep keychain, a special VIPeeps visit to Just Born, the maker of PEEPS® in Bethlehem Pennsylvania, and an overnight stay at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem.
The winner of best video received an annual pass for all Arts Council movies and their winning video will be screened before the free summer movie "The Boss Baby" on June 19 at CCAC.