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Coordinators of the 10th Annual Repurposed Doodad Sculpture Competition are excited to announce this year’s competition will be held both in person at the Florida State Fair and virtually! This unique competition focuses on three-dimensional art and challenges young people to reuse unconventional art materials in response to an environmentally conscious theme. It is free to enter, and all sculptures are accepted into the contest as long as they adhere to the theme and guidelines, and are uploaded by December 15, 2023. Be sure to read all contest guidelines.
Kindergarten through 12th grade students enrolled in public, charter, private, and home schools located within Hillsborough County, Florida are eligible to participate. The all-volunteer Doodad Committee, part of nonprofit Tampa Regional Artists, collaborates with local organizations and generous sponsors in order to organize this annual competition. Since 2012, 922 sculptures have been created by over 3,100 students with almost $32,000 awarded.
Theme & Doodad
This years Theme: Florida Native Flora & Fauna
Research the Flora and Fauna native to our lovely state of Florida. Consider how Flora and Fauna are important within our ecosystem, how human activity adversely affects them, and what actions can be taken to increase habitat. Then, creatively problem-solve how to design and build a sculpture using this year’s Doodad material, Award Ribbons and Plastics. Finally, students record short, videos of their artist statements to upload along with images of their sculptures.
Thank you to our 2023 - 2024 Sponsors!
2023 presenting sponsor
Facilities + Materials sponsor
How to Get in touch:
Have a question? Have a comment? Interested in becoming a sponsor? Would you like to join the organizing committee and volunteer your time? Do you have an idea for a Doodad? Send us an email, and we’ll respond as soon as we can.