Professional’s Choice 2018: Vote Now for Favorite in “Imagine Me” Mannequin Art Competition

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The poll is officially open for the Professional’s Choice Award, where the iaedp™ Foundation invites its members, other eating disorder professionals and the general public to vote for their favorite Mannequin Art Entry in this year’s premier art competition -- the “Imagine Me Beyond What You See.”

The poll is officially open for the Professional’s Choice Award, where the iaedp™ Foundation invites its members, other eating disorder professionals and the general public to vote for their favorite Mannequin Art Entry in this year’s premier art competition -- the “Imagine Me Beyond What You See.”

Each of the competition’s 15 works can be seen here: 2018 Roster of Imagine Me Entries; and a single vote cast at: VOTING LINK.

Voting remains open now through Saturday, March 24, 2018. After that, all of the votes to determine the winner of the coveted Professional's Choice award are tallied and presented along with the Honorable Mention, Runner Up and the 2018 First Place “Imagine Me Beyond What You See Body Image Mannequin Art” competition winners. All winners will be announced on Saturday, March 24 at the 32nd annual iaedp™ Symposium in Orlando, Florida at the Omni at ChampionsGate. The 2018 iaedp™ Symposium is scheduled for March 22 – 25.

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.

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. The Presidents Council provides support to the organization and its mission and includes: Center for Change; Center for Hope of the Sierras; Eating Recovery Center; Laureate Eating Disorders Program; La Ventana Treatment Programs; McCallum Place Eating Disorder Centers; Monte Nido & Affiliates; Pine Grove Women's Center; Remuda Ranch at the Meadows; Rogers Behavioral Health; Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders; Selah House; The Renfrew Center; Timberline Knolls; and Veritas Collaborative.    

The iaedp™ Foundation proudly announces the supporting sponsors for the 2018 iaedp™ Symposium:
Silver and Event Sponsor: Avalon Hills
Bronze Sponsor: Breathe Life Healing Centers
Bronze Sponsor: Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Centers
Bronze Sponsor: Fairwinds Treatment Center
Bronze Sponsor: Pine Grove’s Women’s Center

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