Pekin, IL (PRWEB) October 14, 2015
Pekin, Ill. (October 12, 2015) – The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Foundation™ (iaedp.com) is proud to present its annual “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” Body Image Mannequin Art Competition, created in 2010 to promote healthy awareness and acceptance of body images. The competition incorporates mannequins to help create a unique and realistic palette for artistic expression.
Entries are accepted from October 15, 2015 through December 15, 2015 and are judged on clarity of theme, creativity and originality, quality of composition and design and the overall impression and presentation. Judges include: Michelle L. Dean, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, Leigh Cohn, MAT, CEDS, Carol Dietrich, RN, MFT and Fritz Liedtke, photographic fine artist.
The contest is open to everyone; however iaedp encourages treatment centers and private practices with art therapists to work with patients to provide entries. Mixed media may be used and mannequins can be male or female forms in different body shapes and sizes. Entries must be electronically submitted to iaedp using photographs in jpeg format, high (200+) resolution files for enlargement, photos showing 4 different angles, and agree to sign an artist release. The winner will be awarded and artwork spotlighted at the 2016 Annual Symposium in Amelia Island, Florida.
“We look forward to another amazing year of creative mannequin art submissions that speak to embracing the beauty within ourselves, beyond what we see,” said Bonnie Harken, iaedp’s Managing Director.
Established in 1985, iaedp™ is recognized for its excellence in providing education and training standards to an international multidisciplinary group of healthcare treatment providers who treat the full spectrum of eating disorder problems, from anorexia to bulimia to binge eating and obesity. The organization offers a rigorous certification process for those who wish to receive specialized credentials in their work with people with eating disorders. For more information about iaedp, visit http://www.iaedp.com.