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to view our 2023 -2024

Award Winners!

DooDad Traveling Exhibition Schedule!

Online Exibition

& People’s Choice Voting 

The Second Round of People’s Choice voting is ongoing!

Round 2 ends April 15th!  So…


to the view our Exhibition Gallery

and vote again for your favorite artist statement videos!


Gasparilla Festival of the Arts! 

March 2-3, 2024

Please join us at Gasarilla Festival of the Arts this weekend!

All of the judges winning entries will be on display!

 Looking forward to seeing you all there to celebrate the amazing DooDad’s created this year!  Visit us in the Young Artists Expo tent (click here for map!)


DooDad’s at

The Factory St.Pete! 

Until April 10th!

The DooDad traveling exhibition has moved accross the Bay to

The Factory St. Pete!  

Stop in to view:  ‘Wild Florida & The Doodad Repurposed Sculpture Competition’ art with an eco-twist.

On display thru April 10th!

Gallery hours are:
Mon-Thurs, 11 am to 6 pm
Fri-Saturday, until 9 pm



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.

Florida State Fair Logo - The Florida State Fair is the main sponsor for the 2023 -2024 Doodad competition

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.

Important Links


    Thank you to our 2023 - 2024 Sponsors!

    2023 - 2024 presenting sponsor

    Gold Sponsors

    Materials Sponsor

    Facilities + Materials sponsor

    Florida State Fair Logo - The Florida State Fair is the main sponsor for the 2023 -2024 Doodad competition

    Silver Sponsors

    Kessler Consulting Inc  Logo
    Tampa Regional Artists Logo

    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.

    Our contact email is

    [email protected]