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The Love Your Tree Campaign...


Love Your Tree
 (LYT) is a creative arts campaign designed to help students develop positive body image, improved self-esteem and enhanced media literacy skills, all of which can serve as protective factors against the development of eating disorders. We invite YOU to join a creative network of schools and organizations involved in the Love Your Tree Campaign. The 2018-19 Campaign is officially OPEN!  Scroll down for details and ways to get involved.

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THANK YOU to all of the schools and campuses who participated in last year's Campaign and attended the awards ceremony and reception!  We had over 200 submissions, and the creativity and passion in all of these posters was incredible!

The 2018 poster was chosen by a panel of multidisciplinary reviewers who were looking for artistic expression of the love your tree themes: acceptance of self and others, body positivity and challenging the media's narrow ideals of beauty. 

Congratulations to 10th grader, Crystal Weyant of Perry Hall Middle School, whose poster was selected for the top honor and will be used to help spread positive body image messages over the coming year.  

See more of last year's highlighted artwork in the 2018 Online Poster Gallery

  


Call for Posters…

Elementary, middle school, high school and college students from across Maryland are invited to create and submit original posters that illustrate their positive response to the phrase, "Like a tree, my body is..."  This campaign provides students with an opportunity to use art as an avenue for learning about and expressing messages of body appreciation. 

Our youth are bombarded by hundreds of degrading media messages on a daily basis via commercials, internet, billboards and magazines.  Through the creation of their own positive image, students empower themselves and others to embrace body diversity and move towards self-acceptance. All poster entries will be displayed as part of a community exhibit in Baltimore, MD and online during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week in February. Participating artists and their families are invited to attend the community Exhibit and Recognition Ceremony during which all students will be honored and awards will be presented. One poster entry will be selected for reproduction and will be unveiled at the ceremony.


How to Get Involved…

Step 1: Download the 2018/19 CALL-FOR-POSTERS (PDF) 

Step 2: Download the appropriate Registration Form below:

  • Grades K-5: Please call or email for special elementary school guidelines and participation details. 

Step 3: If desired, schedule a LYT Workshop for your school/class, club or organization by calling (410) 427-3922 or emailing bgarrold@sheppardpratt.org.

Step 4: Submit your poster(s) and completed registration forms to the campaign. Posters may be mailed or hand-delivered to the following drop-off location:

The Center for Eating Disorders
Attn: Love Your Tree Campaign
Physicians Pavilion North
6535 N. Charles St., Ste. 300
Towson, MD 21204

A few more helpful reminders:

* Every submitted poster entry must include a completed registration form.
* Poster entries must be no smaller than 9”x12” and no larger than 16”x 20” (including any mat/borders).
* Only two dimensional media will be accepted.
* If you require assistance getting your poster delivered or dropped-off, please contact us.


Helpful Resources:


Questions?

Would you like us to send LYT campaign materials to you school, home or office? Call our LYT Coordinator at (410) 427-3922 or email bgarrold@sheppardpratt.org

 

 

 

 

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