Online Exibition

& People’s Choice Voting 

The People’s Choice voting has ended!

But the Gallery is still live!

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your favorite artist statement videos!


Artist’s Reception 

&  Award Ceremony!

Wed Feb 7th at 5:30 PM

Please join us for the Opening Reception for this years DooDad competition!  We will announce the Judges Choices for awards and all the work will be on display for you to review!



    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 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

      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]