Imagine Me Beyond What You See Art Competition was designed in 2010 to promote a healthy awareness and acceptance of body images. Our multimedia art contest is open to everyone; however, iaedp™ is expressly asking treatment centers and private practices who have art therapists or who use art to work with clients, to submit entries created by them.

Entries are accepted from July 15 through December 15 of every year. All media forms are welcome, including visual, three-dimensional, mixed media art, poetry/spoken word, music and dance/performance art. Judging is based on clarity of theme, creativity and originality, quality of composition/design/choreography/performance and the overall impression and presentation.

All entries submitted must include a 300-word description/inspiration along with a two to three sentence biography of the artist or group. A list of multi-media materials/content must be provided along with a submission of four photos of the art form in high (300+) resolution jpeg format that shows at least four different angles. Photos will be enlarged, so quality is important. Poetry and/or spoken word should be submitted in writing and/or one to two minute You Tube video link. Dance/performance must be submitted in one to two minute You Tube video link. All entries require signing an artist release.

First Place, Runner Up, Honorable Mention and Professionals Choice awards will be presented during a special Award Ceremony during iaedp™ Annual Symposium.

Contact Blanche Williams for all inquiries about submissions or becoming a Sponsor. Submit all entries to or (800)-800-8126 x 83.