Carroll County Arts Council announces PEEPshow winners

More than 27,000 visited the 8th annual PEEPshow, which concluded Monday night, raising more than $65,000 for the Carroll County Arts Council.

Audiences voted on their favorite sculptures by purchasing vote chips for $1 each. The sculptures with the most vote chips were declared the Audience Favorites.


"Just Born Goofy," designed by the Mondor Family, took home the grand prize with 4,913 votes.

Runners up in the audience voting included:

1st Place with 2,812 Votes, "Left Shark" by Sydney Blacksten.

2nd Place with 2,698 Votes, "Curious George Plays Peep-a-Boo" by Katrina Dumont.

3rd Place with 2,331 Votes, "OMG Gray Hares" by Hot Looks Hair Design.

4th Place with 2,110 Votes, "Martial Arts Minion" by Tristar Martial Arts.

5th Place, with 1,716 Votes, "Love is All You Need" by Carroll Springs School.

6th Place with 1,555 Votes, "Happy Peepster Plain & Peepnut," by Lia Finch.

7th Place, with 1,520 Votes, "Maryland for the PEEPle" by the Stickles Family.

Abagayle and Emehlia Nelson won the award for best PEEP film with 811 votes for their film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."

Artistic Excellence Awards

The Carroll County Arts Council decided on the Artistic Excellence Awards, given to sculptures that best represented a variety of categories.

Best Non-Profit Entry: "Sliding into Greatness" by The Nathan Chris Baker Foundation

Best Photo Entry: "My School Peepture" by Rosey Canapp


Best First-Time Entry: "It's All About the Treble" by Carroll County String Project

Best Group Effort: "Same is Boring" by McDonogh School Peep Club

Best Use of a Single Peep: "The Goldpeep" by Two Y's Women

Best Diorama: "Cuba – Before & After the US Embargo" by Joyce and Harvey Muller

Best Mosaic: "Peep Panda" by Sarah and James Boggs

Best Business Entry: "OMG Gray Hares!" by Hotlooks Hair Design

Fashionista Award: "Belle of the Ball" by Julie Ballard and Stephanie Bunting

Childhood Memories Award: "Pop Goes the Peep" by Jonathan and Gary Helwig

Storytime Award: "Curious George" by Katrina Dumont

Awesome Author Award: "Edgar Peepin' Poe" by Lisa Martin and Clare Hoerl of COB51

Masterpeep Award: "Vincent Van Peep" by Kim Prati

What's Cookin' Award: "Peep on Truckin'" by Becky and Dean Wilson

Candy Crush Award: "Plain & Peepnut" by Lia Finch and M

Triple Crown Winner: "140th Peepness Stakes" by Jen and Will Caster

Cultural Heritage Award: "Peepwork Quilt" by the Historical Society of Carroll County

Reason for the Season Award: "Grow with Christ" by Carroll Lutheran School

Patriot's Pride Award: "Peep-flate Gate" by Gail Garvey

High Tech Award: "Emoji Peeps" by Ashlynn Kidwell

Most Patriotic: "Liberty Bell" by West End Place

Most Uplifting: "Peep-a-Boob" by Cherie Casey

Sponsors Choice Awards

The sponsors of the PEEPshow are also invited to select their favorite sculptures.

Carroll County Office of Tourism: "Maryland for the PEEPle" by the Stickles Family

New Windsor State Bank: "Peeps Bracket" by Boys & Girls Club of Westminster

Edward Goldman DDS: "Little Rex" by Liza, Stella & Granny Jan

Quantum Internet: "A Peep Into the Life of Girl Peeps" by Brownie Troop 10236 & Moms

Guess How Many

Angela Carr won the "Guess How Many" competition, where visitors were invited to guess how many Peeps were in a container. Carr guessed 5,031, two off of the actual number of 5,033 Peeps.