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iaedp Announces Top Five Finalists for Imagine Me Beyond What You See Art Competition

Winner of Body Image Art Competition Revealed at 29th Annual Symposium

PEKIN, Ill., Feb. 26, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp) is proud to announce its top five finalists for the 5th Annual "Imagine Me Beyond What You See" Body Image Mannequin Art Competition, sponsored by ASCENDchc. Selected from 18 submissions from the United States and Canada, the top five finalists will be showcased and the winner will be revealed at the 29th annual iaedp Symposium, March 19-22, at the Point Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix. 

Entries included mannequins created in collaboration between clients, residents, counselors, and art therapists from treatment centers, both residential and outpatient, hospitals, private practice, researcher/health coach, graduate student and artist.

The mixed-medium works are judged on clarity of theme, creativity and originality, quality of composition and design and the overall impression and presentation of the artwork.  The 2015 judges include Michelle Dean, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, CGP, HLM (DVATA) and Board Certified Art Psychotherapist and Professional Member of American Art Therapy Association; Fritz Liedtke, Photographic Fine Artist and author; and Leigh Cohn, MAT, CEDS, author, artist and owner of Gurze Books.

The Top Five 2015 finalists are:

"The diverse and creative responses to this year's challenge were inspiring, and I appreciated the artists' efforts to push the boundaries of form, structure, and identity through their visual representations," says Michelle Dean. "Reading through the descriptions, I was particularly struck by the powerful themes of warrior and journeyer. I wish the courageous individuals who participated in this project and those who are not yet on their journey, the strength and fortitude to claim their path of recovery."

Imagine Me Beyond What You See Awards Ceremony will be held Thursday, March 19 during iaedp's opening night. The evening opens with iaedp's signature International Flag Procession, spotlighting the International and United States Chapter Delegations. The Imagine Me Awards presentation will include the Professionals' Choice Award, voted on by iaedp membership and Symposium attendees.

View the entire 2015 Roster of Entries at http://iaedp.com/ImagineMe.htm where it is possible to vote for favorite entries.

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