14th Annual International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest, USA

Publish Date: Sep 29, 2015

Deadline: Nov 14, 2015

Event Dates: from May 01, 2016 12:00 to Sep 07, 2015 12:00

14th Annual International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest

Call for Entries:

The International Compost Awareness Week Committee of the US Composting Council invites YOU to get involved in ICAW 2016. We’re looking for anyone interested in participating in our 14th Annual Poster Contest. The winning poster will be used to promote International Compost Awareness Week, May 1-7, 2016.


Compost! The Soil and Water Connection

The contest runs from September 1 until November 14, 2015 and is open to anyone who wishes to share their artistic creativity to promote this year’s theme. The winning poster will serve as the 2016 International Compost Awareness Week theme. We invite municipal, facility, or state agency representatives and industry professionals to join in the fun, along with students, youth groups, commercial composters, green industry businesses, gardeners, environmentalists, everyone! Whether or not you have celebrated or been involved in ICAW in the past, we want you to participate this year.

It’s easy! Here’s the deal:

The Poster Contest Winner will have his/her poster reproduced and distributed nationwide. It will be the official 2016 International Compost Awareness Week poster and featured on the US Composting Council Web site. The winning “poster artist” will have his/her name posted on the USCC website and will be included on all print material and in any USCC press releases in association with our Annual ICAW Celebration.

The successful poster winner will receive a $500 savings bond prize. The three contest divisions are: grades 3-7, grades 8-12, and college – adult.

The contest begins on September 1, 2015 and continues until November 14, 2015.The finalists will be announced on the US Composting Council website with online voting available.

This is YOUR opportunity to display your creative talent and show your belief in the composting and in the benefits of using compost!

Previous winning posters, as well as this year’s registration forms and rules can be viewed at Poster Rules and Application. For questions, please send an email to icaw@compostingcouncil.org.


International Compost Awareness Week is an annual multi-media publicity and education campaign that showcases composting and compost products, from backyards to large-scale composting facilities. Sponsors of the 2015 campaign included: BioCycle Magazine, BioBag, Filtrexx International, Full Circle Organics, LLC, Vonco II, WeCare Organics, City of Los Angeles, Reotemp Instruments, Grab ‘N Gro Soil Products, Georgia Recycling Coalition, Natur-Bag, Composting News, and Erosion Control Magazine.

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