Maple Valley, WA
Be Loyal To Your Soil—Meet the Winner!
Emily Mozzone, a 12th grader at Tahoma High School in Maple Valley, WA, is the grand prize winner of the annual international contest, which drew a record 200+ submissions, inspired by the theme, Be Loyal To Your Soil—Compost!
“If people became more aware of the benefits of composting and began to recycle their food and yard waste products, organic wastes could easily be converted into a product that helps our planet, and the plants on it,” Emily said. “I hope that my poster can show people how truly important composting is — and that the planet will thank them for it.
Emily, who is considering studying graphic design in college, and, interestingly, comes from a region where “how to compost” was the number one how-to search on Google’s search engine in 2014, will receive a $500 prize for being the top winner.
Her design will be the theme of posters, T shirts and other ways of promoting International Compost Awareness Week around the world May 3-9, 2015.
“We are always amazed at the deep awareness of composting across the country and the world, which is where our entries come from,” said Lorrie Loder, president of the USCC. “With this year being the International Year of Soil, our poster will have a special place on the world stage.”
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 this year’s campaign include: 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.