2021 9th ANNUAL REPURPOSED DOODAD SCULPTURE COMPETITION

DOODAD:  Cereal Boxes & Paper Towel Tubes 

THEME: Bees & Trees

 

Honeybees alone pollinate at least one-third of our global food supply and directly impact approximately $16 billions worth of crops in the U.S. Some crops depend almost entirely on honeybee pollination, such as almonds, blueberries, and cherries. Across North America and Europe, more than 20,000 types of bees and other pollinators suffer dramatic species loss due to habitat loss from the use of pesticides and the climate crisis.

Therefore, this year’s Doodad theme, “Bees & Trees,” will encourage parents, teachers, and students to research how important pollinators are to our ecosystem and food supply, how human activity adversely affects them, and what actions can be taken to provide pollinator habitat.

As the Repurposed Doodad Sculpture Competition does every year, students are challenged to reuse unconventional art materials in order to respond to the theme using creative problem-solving. This year’s material is paper board packaging, such as cereal boxes and paper towel tubes. We can’t wait to see how the sculptural possibilities of this material inspire students to visually represent what they have learned about the “Bees & Trees” theme!

Students attending elementary, middle, and high schools located within Hillsborough County’s public, charter, private, and home schools are eligible to submit entries. The all-volunteer Doodad Committee, a segment of nonprofit Tampa Regional Artists, collaborates with local organizations and generous sponsors in order to organize this annual competition. A panel of judges from the community will select sculptures from each grade category for monetary awards based on originality, unique use of the repurposed Doodad material, and adherence to the theme and guidelines. 

 

Start Your Research

Cheerios – Bring back the bees

Florida Wildflower Foundation

Huffington Post – Save the bees

NABA Tampa Bay

Pollinator Partnership

Tampa Bay Butterfly Foundation

Xerces Society

Honeybees alone pollinate at least one-third of our global food supply and directly impact approximately $16 billions worth of crops in the U.S. Some crops depend almost entirely on honeybee pollination, such as almonds, blueberries, and cherries. Across North America and Europe, more than 20,000 types of bees and other pollinators suffer dramatic species loss due to habitat loss from the use of pesticides and the climate crisis.

Therefore, this year’s Doodad theme, “Bees & Trees,” will encourage parents, teachers, and students to research how important pollinators are to our ecosystem and food supply, how human activity adversely affects them, and what actions can be taken to provide pollinator habitat.

As the Repurposed Doodad Sculpture Competition does every year, students are challenged to reuse unconventional art materials in order to respond to the theme using creative problem-solving. This year’s material is paper board packaging, such as cereal boxes and paper towel tubes. We can’t wait to see how the sculptural possibilities of this material inspire students to visually represent what they have learned about the “Bees & Trees” theme!

Students attending elementary, middle, and high schools located within Hillsborough County’s public, charter, private, and home schools are eligible to submit entries. The all-volunteer Doodad Committee, a segment of nonprofit Tampa Regional Artists, collaborates with local organizations and generous sponsors in order to organize this annual competition. A panel of judges from the community will select sculptures from each grade category for monetary awards based on originality, unique use of the repurposed Doodad material, and adherence to the theme and guidelines.