International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest

Deadline: 15 November 2015
Open to: everyone
Prizes: winning poster will be official ICAW 2016 poster and also receive a $500 savings bond prize


The International Compost Awareness Week Committee of the US Composting Council invites competitors to participate in 14th Annual Poster Contest.  The winning poster will be used to promote International Compost Awareness Week, 1-7 May 2016. The theme of the contest is “Compost! The Soil and Water Connection“. The concept and images of the poster should be based on “compost use” or address the “benefits of recycling organic residuals.” Images that demonstrate that compost is a key to water cons ervation will be especially welcomed. When compost is added to bare soils as a thin layer, it is an effective barrier against evaporation of soil moisture, a method called top – or side – dressing. The poster must include the words: International Compost Awareness Week May 1-7, 2016 along with the poster theme – Compost! The Soil and Water Connection.


The contest is open to 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. Entries are limited to one  submission per artist.


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 also receive a $500 savings bond prize.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 15 November 2015. To apply please complete the entry form application and checklist, and submit your poster via email to: with “Poster Contest  – Name of artist” in the  subject line. A short paragraph on why you chose to participate in ICAW 2016 and explanation of your poster concept must be included with your email submission.

For more information please visit the official website.

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