This year, Grady will be participating in a new experience: "The Doodad Sculpture Contest"!!

Doodads is an art sculpture competition that requires students to use recycled or upcycled materials to create a 3D art sculpture. Each year, different materials are requested to be used according to a theme and this year's theme is "SHOES"! This is an art competition that students will work on at home, but may get advice from Mrs. Grigsby, Grady's art teacher.

There will be school-level awards given out to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention winners for each grade level. We will also be hosting a party celebrating all school-level winners. All participants will receive a certificate and a ribbon. 

All sculptures will be turned in on the stage in the cafeteria from 7:10 - 8:00 am on the dates below. If the sculpture is larger than 3' X 3', the parents will be responsible for dropping them off because we are unable to accommodate large sculptures at school. Parents can submit a picture of sculptures larger than 3' X 3' via email to [email protected] for school level judging. 

  • K-2 sculptures are due on February 10th
  • 3-5 sculptures are due on February 12th

Winners will be selected by February 21st and the celebration will tentatively take place during the week of 2/28. 

To find out more about the Doodad Sculpture Contest and the materials that can be used, please click on Doodad Sculpture Guidelines. To view photos from the 2019 competition, please click on 2019 Doodad Winners

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Grigsby at [email protected]

Here are the important program details: 


8th Annual Repurposed Doodads Sculpture Competition


Instilling on our students the importance and artistic potential in recyclable objects. Students are able to use problem skills and engineering minds to collaborate or work individually on this sculpture competition.


K-12 students


Theme: Shoes- Oh, The Places We'll Go!

Featured recycled materials: snack wrappers and plastic bags

**See attached call for entry for specific guidelines


Tampa International Airport


Online submissions: March 14th

Drop off: Mar 13 (2 pm-7 pm), Mar 14th (8 am- 12 pm)

Submitted by:

Teachers are to submit on behalf of their students.  Homeschool/Virtual school parents/students will submit on their own.

Submit to:

Tampa International Airport- Park in BLUE short-term parking & take Earhart elevators to Level 3 main Terminal.  Walk towards Sky Connect escalators. First hour of parking is free.  

Pick Up

Mar 26, 7:30 (directly after reception)

Mar 27 (2 pm- 7 pm)

Pick up i main terminal of Tampa International Airport by  Sky connect escalators. First hour of parking is free

Event dates:

Awards Ceremony/Reception: March 26th, 6-7:30 (see form for details)

Exhibition: Mar 16th-Mar 26, 2020

Important things to remember:

  • Please note eligibility guidelines in attachment