ICAW Poster Contest

US Composting Council Announces the 2015 International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest – Call for Entries for Poster Design

The US Composting Council (USCC) announces the annual Call for Entries for the annual International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) poster contest, based on this year’s theme, Be Loyal to Your Soil: Compost!

The contest runs September 1 through November 15, 2014 and is open to anyone who wishes to share their artistic interpretation of the theme. The winning poster will serve as the 2015 International Compost Awareness Week promotional media piece and be distributed to more than 800 US Composting Council members, state recycling offices and non-profit organizations nationwide.

“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.”

Compost is produced from the recycling of organic materials to create a valuable soil amendment. When incorporated into soil, it provides plants with essential nutrients, protects against the threat of erosion, and increases soil health without the use of chemicals. It also reduces water pollution.

This year’s participants are encouraged to submit a design that reflects the theme “Be Loyal to Your Soil: Compost!” Posters must be submitted to the USCC by noon on Saturday November 15, 2014 to be eligible. Online judging will take place in November.

The ICAW Poster Contest winner will have his/her winning poster design reproduced and distributed nationwide as the official 2015 ICAW poster, and featured on the USCC website.

The overall winner will receive a $500 prize; and divisional winners (junior, defined as third through eighth grade; senior defined as 8th through 12th grade; and a category of college/adult) will be highlighted on the USCC website and social media.

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.

The USCC would like to thank the 2014 ICAW sponsors for their generous support:, BioBag, BioCycle- official publication of USCC, City of Los Angeles, Composting News, Filtrexx International LLC, Ingeo, MSW Management, MWV, Recology, Reotemp Instruments, Soil and Mulch Producer News, Waste Management, We Care Organics, Alameda County/Stop Waste.org, Full Circle Organics, St. Joseph Healthcare, and the Georgia Recycling Coalition.

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