2016 iaedp™ Symposium Extends Deadline for Body Image Art Competition to January 15, 2016

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The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Foundation™ (iaedp.com) is extending the submissions deadline for its annual “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” body image mannequin art competition to January 15, 2016. Created in 2010 to promote healthy awareness and acceptance of body images, the art competition incorporates mannequins to help create a unique and realistic palette for artistic expression.

The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Foundation™ (iaedp.com) is extending the submissions deadline for its annual “Imagine Me Beyond What You See” body image mannequin art competition to January 15, 2016. Created in 2010 to promote healthy awareness and acceptance of body images, the art competition incorporates mannequins to help create a unique and realistic palette for artistic expression.

Entries 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 and Carol Dietrich, RN, MFT.

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. For additional information about the 2016 iaedp Symposium, visit http://www.iaedp.com. “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 Managing Director.

Visit for art competition information, visit Submission details. For questions and submissions contact Blanche(at)iaedp(dot)com. For more information about the 2016 iaedp Symposium, visit http://www.iaedp.com

About iaedp:
Established in 1985, the iaedp Foundation 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

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