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Welcome!
Coordinators of the 9th Annual Repurposed Doodad Sculpture Competition are excited to announce this year’s competition will be held 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 April 30, 2021 @ 9:00 p.m. Be sure to read all contest guidelines.
Theme & Doodad
This year’s theme, Bees & Trees, asks students to research why pollinators (e.g., honey bees, bumblebees, butterflies) are important within our ecosystem and food supply, how human activity adversely affects them, and what actions can be taken to increase pollinator habitat. Then, creatively problem-solve how to design and build a sculpture using this year’s Doodad material; paper board packaging (e.g., cereal boxes and paper towel tubes). Finally, new this year, students record short videos of their artist statements to upload along with images of their sculptures
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

Judging/Awards

Starting May 9th, a panel of judges select sculptures for monetary awards in each grade category based on originality, unique use of the repurposed Doodad material, and adherence to the theme and guidelines.

DooDad Entries

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Elementary (K-2)

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Elementary (3-5)

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Middle (6-8)

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High (9-12)

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The 9th Annual Repurposed Doodad Sculpture Competition is a community outreach program of Tampa Regional Artists, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Each year TRA and generous sponsors challenge K-12th graders enrolled in any educational school/program in Hillsborough County, Florida to reuse unconventional art materials in response to an environmentally conscious theme.