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"It's Not A Bear"


Tampa Teddy Bear Show                               February 2020

The 15th Annual Tampa Teddy Bear Show, sponsored by Bright Star Promotions, Inc., was held on Sunday February 16, 2020 at the new location; Quality Inn & Convention Center.


Each year a competition is offered for the artists to spark their imaginations and to engage with the show attendees, who then vote for their favorite piece on the contest table.

“When it comes to being creative, we feel teddy bear artists are on top of the list,” said Valerie Rogers, the show’s promoter.

Ten of the attending artists entered the "It's Not A Bear" contest. What they entered was a wide variety of critters. Made from mohair, plush, fur and needle felted.

This was by far, the hardest contest to pick your favorite. Collectors agonized over which one they wanted to win!


Meet the Critters

1. Coralee
PRFect Pals
Pat Fairbanks

2. Serengeti

Diana Watts

3. Roxy

Chris's Creations

Chris Herron

4. Crazy March Hare

Stevi T's

Stephanie Tiongco

5. Red Headed Woodpecker

My Apple Tree

Cindy Malchoff

6. I'm Late
Judy Anderson

7. Hemingway

Traveling Fiber Artist
Julie Pitts

8. Eostre
Wicked Fiber
Dale Crocker

9. Haley

Originals Tracy Meier

10. Whiskers

Heir Bears
Jane Woodard

Artists with their entries

And the Winners Are . . .

Before the Tampa teddy bear show closed, Valerie Rogers announced the winners and presented the certificates along with cash awards!

Congratulations to Diana Watts (DiBears)

Congratulations to Stevi  Tiongco (Stevi T's Alpaca)

Congratulations Judy Anderson (Ashenberry)


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