The Peeple Have Spoken!
In honor of National Library Week, we received 13 submissions for our First Annual Literary Peeps Contest. 129 members of the FGCU Library community cast their votes for their favorite diorama, and we are proud to announce the winners and extend our congratulations to all of our peep artists.
1st Place: “Once upon a Peep” by Caitlin Karcher, FGCU Undergraduate
Winner of $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Certificate
Karchner’s multi-tiered narrative and lush landscaping resonated with voters in her retelling of stories by the Brothers Grimm. We applaud her Twizzler beanstalk, and quake at the sight of the fearsome chocolate Beast.
2nd Place: “Where’s Peep” by Kiana Nelson & Grace Coldiron, FGCU Undergrads
Winners of $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Certificate
Waldo goes to Peep Beach in this team’s inventive take on Martin Hanford’s classic series. Note the tiny, angry clay crab and peeps bobbing in the surf. Spoiler: Waldo is wearing the striped shirt.
Other Fantastic Submissions:
“The Peep Tragedy” Based on Thomas Kyd’s Spanish Tragedy Noah Burgin & Anna Scheckenback FGCU Undergraduates
“Plato’s Allegory of the Peeps” Based on Plato’s Republic Brian & Katie Johnson, FGCU Faculty
“Roland the Gunslinger” Based on Stephen King’s Dark Tower Regina Beard, FGCU Faculty
“Think Outside(rs) the Box” Based on S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders Preston Olinger, FGCU Undergraduate
“Peeper Rabbit” Based on Beatrix Potter’s Tale of Peter Rabbit Shelley Schlenk, FGCU Staff
“Snow White and the Seven Peeps” Based on Snow White by the Brothers Grimm Sarah Burman, FGCU Undergraduate
“Do Re Mi Peeps” FGCU Library Circulation Staff Based on Maria Augusta von Trapp’s The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
“White Peep” Kim Reycraft, FGCU Faculty Based on Jack London’s White Fang
"Peep Poop" Based on Ellen O. Meade’s Cow and the Five Peeps Ellen O. Meade, FGCU Undergraduate
"It" Based on Stephen King’s It Anna Carlin, FGCU Faculty
"Technoculture… Tomorrow?" Based on Dave Eggers’ The Circle Shelleka Darby, FGCU Undergraduate