NORWICH – For the second year, the Peeps candy invaded the community room on the Morrisville State Norwich Campus on April 1 in the Peeps Diorama Competition. The event was open to all students, faculty and the public, giving the participants the chance to show off their creativity and help aid victims in Haiti.
Each contestant paid an entrance fee of five dollars, and all the proceeds were donated to the Haiti earthquake relief efforts. Marsha Cornelius, the Dean of the Norwich Campus who put the contest together, says they made $105 to donate to the relief.
The rules were simple: use a box no bigger than 12 inches high by 12 inches deep by 20 inches long, think of a creative idea using peeps and any other props, and blow the judges away. Participants could choose to do the project on their own, in group (by family) or a group (major/department). The themes to choose from included: scariest, most humorous, musical, movie, sports and educational.
With a total of 23 entries, nine left as winners and received either a cash prize or donated gift box from the peeps company. The entries were judged by the Mayor of Norwich, Joe Maiurano; the Executive Director of Advancement and College Relations at the Morrisville Main Campus, Melissa Reider; and Norwich Campus Service Technician and Library Assistant, Brian Tefft.