Are you creative? Do you want to help promote a healthy awareness and acceptance of body images? If you answered yes, this competition is for you. Here are details from iaedp™ :
Launched in 2010 in Orlando, at our 25th Anniversary Symposium, the Annual "Imagine Me Beyond What You See" Body Image Mannequin Art Competition was designed to promote a healthy awareness and acceptance of body images, held in conjunction with our Annual Symposium. The inaugural art piece (pictured below in pdf) was submitted by Elyse Oakley, a high school senior. It was auctioned at our fundraiser dinner at Symposium 2010.
More Details:The "Imagine Me Beyond What You See" Body Image Mannequin Art Competition is open to everyone; however, iaedp™ is expressly asking treatment centers and private practices with art therapists to work with patients to provide entries.
Mannequins may be purchased online. They can be male or female forms and are available in different body shapes and sizes. Some retail stores may donate used mannequins, if asked. Mixed media may be used. (One source may be www.onlymannequins.com )
Entries must be electronically submitted to iaedp™ using photographs (jpeg high resolution file - 4 angles). Entries will be accepted beginning October 1, 2010 and the deadline for entries will be January 15, 2011. The winner will be spotlighted at iaedp's Annual Symposium, receive a financial award, their artwork will be used in iaedp™ symposium promotional mailings, and will be auctioned at the annual symposium with proceeds going to the iaedp™ Foundation.