UW Peep

Hunting for a Masterpeep

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We are having a Peep contest to celebrate spring and the Whole U Scavenger Hunt on April 11 and 12! It’s time to get creative and have a little fun sharing our favorite UW locations or scenes with the famous Peeps. Peeps on Parade in Padelford? Peep chicks going for a swim in Drumheller Fountain? Husky Peep Building? Gerberpeep? The peepabilities are endless!

At first I had never heard of a Peep contest and didn’t really understand the whole activity, but it turns out that there’s a long tradition of them everywhere from the Seattle Times to the Washington Post. If you’ve never seen a Peep diorama, Google it! You won’t believe the creativity, until you start dreaming up your own diorama. Coming up with a unique concept and pun is surprisingly rewarding.

How to Play:

  • Individuals or teams can compete
  • Think of a scene and sketch it out
  • Make a title and caption for the scene. Points for puns!
  • Make your diorama using a shoebox and props to bring the fluffy chicks and bunnies to life
  • Take photos of your diorama. Email your pics to us before April 10, and let us know if you’re competing as a team or an individual

The Prizes:

  • The top individual will receive a $25 Amazon gift card
  • The top team will receive free ice skating passes and pizza
  • The top 5 dioramas will be featured during the Scavenger Hunt and will have maximum bragging rights!

Where would Peeps go at UW? What’s your favorite secret spot that a Peep could discover? Can’t wait to see what you come up with! On your marks, get set, PEEP!

UW Peep

UPDATE: The Whole U team made a sample diorama: Breaking a World Record with 1,200 of my Closest Peeps. Check it out for inspeepration!

2 Thoughts on “Hunting for a Masterpeep”

On March 18, 2014 at 9:22 AM, Margaret Murray said:

This is going to be so much cooler than the paper-in-envelope scavenger hunts I used to do growing up!

On March 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM, Lauren Updyke said:

My kids and I did one together! Hilarious and so fun!!!

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