This is a frivolous column. I have always loved to enter contests, but have never won any. Every year, The Denver Post and other newspapers around the country have a Peeps contest. Peeps are those marshmallow bunnies and other shapes that are in the super markets and drug stores around the holidays. The contest is to create a diorama using the Peeps as characters in your mini stage set. The Denver Post publishes all the entries online -- the creativity is amazing.
This entry from 2011 showed the Chilean miners who were rescued being transported via the specially constructed elevator up to the surface. The special touch is the mistress of one of the miners waiting on the surface with a little sign. Usually the ideas for the Peeps contest are news events or special events that are special to Denver. But this one has been my favorite. I have a plan and will see if my idea is good enough to enter. Deadline is the first week of March. If you go online to Denver Post Peeps contest, using the 2011 entries, enter Chilean miners, but there are others that are just as creative. Going on their web-site will give you a larger image of the miners and other entries. To view a close-up of this entry, click on the arrow "next photo," this takes you to the Denver Post web-site and the 2011 entries, then click on box #1 and you will see the details of this entry.
Do you remember making dioramas for school projects?