Voting Open TODAY for 2017 “Imagine Me” Mannequin Art Competition’s Professional’s Choice Award

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The iaedp Foundation invites eating disorder professionals to vote for their favorite Mannequin Art Entry in this year’s premier art competition -- the Imagine Me Beyond What You See “Professional’s Choice” award.

The iaedp Foundation invites eating disorder professionals to vote for their favorite Mannequin Art Entry in this year’s premier art competition -- the Imagine Me Beyond What You See “Professional’s Choice” award.

Voting is open for the Professional’s Choice award now through Monday, March 20, 2017. After that, all of the votes to determine the winner of the coveted Professional's Choice award are tallied and presented along with the Judges’ Honorable Mention, Runner Up and the 2017 First Place “Imagine Me Beyond What You See" Body Image Mannequin Art competition winner. All winners will be announced on Thursday, March 23 at the 31st annual iaedp Symposium in Las Vegas.

Following thoughtful review of the full roster of this year’s Imagine Me art entries, iaedp members and other eating disorder professionals are invited to vote once for their favorite mannequin artwork. Each of the competition's 15 works can be reviewed online and a single vote cast at IMAGINE ME VOTING SURVEY.

This unique art competition encourages eating disorder treatment centers, art therapists, clients, therapy groups and the general public to reflect on the perception of beauty and then design mannequin-based artworks that challenge audiences to look and see beyond the purely physical. The mannequin artwork tells an individual or collective story about how those in treatment reflected upon or rediscovered their feelings about authentic beauty.

The mannequin entries for the 2017 Imagine Me art competition are:

Eating Recovery Center’s Partial Hospitalization Program, presenting “Hurtle”
Under the Umbrella, LLC, presenting “Embarking on a Lifelong Journey”
Veritas Collaborative Child and Adolescent Program- Partial Hospitalization, presenting “Lost in the Galaxy of Society”
Center for Discovery – Edmonds, presenting “Through Their Eyes”
Rogers Memorial Hospital – FOCUS Adult Residential Program, presenting “Back to Basics”
Eating Recovery Center - Inpatient/Res Unit, presenting “Reaching Forward with Vulnerability”
Center for Discovery - Lakewood (Adolescent Residential Eating Disorder Treatment), presenting “Am I Perfect Yet”
Center for Discovery Adolescent Residential Treatment Center, presenting “Imperfect Fit”
Center for Discovery- La Habra, presenting “Edna the Mannequin”
Rebecca's House Eating Disorder Treatment Programs, presenting “Healing the shadow of self I used to be”
Center for Discovery - Menlo Park, presenting “Returning to our roots”
Center for Discovery - La Jolla, presenting “Georgina”
Center for Discovery – Hamptons, presenting “Breaking Free from E.D. Using the Key Inside Me”
La Ventana Treatment Programs, presenting “Taking Off The Mask”
Ali Flukes, Licensed Social Worker/Therapist, presenting “Balancing Act”

About the iaedp Foundation: Since 1985, the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals has provided education and training standards to an international and multidisciplinary group of various healthcare treatment providers and helping professions. Complete information about the iaedp Symposium can be found at iaedp.com.

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