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2015 International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest

The U.S. Composting Council (USCC) has recently announced the Call for Entries for the 2015 International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) poster contest. This year’s participants are encouraged to submit a design that reflects the theme “Be Loyal to Your Soil: Compost!”.

The winning poster in the 7th annual ICAW poster contest 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.

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.

The concept and images of the poster should be based on “compost use” or address the “benefits of recycling organic residuals.” The organizers will especially look for images that demonstrate that compost is not limited to a specific use, but has many uses, especially in relation to healthy soil, which provides many benefits. Compost is used for both commercial and residential applications and in a variety of industries such as landscape, nursery, agriculture and horticulture. For example, compost can be used in vegetable and flower gardens, for tree and shrub planting, for sod production and roadside projects, in wetlands creation, soil remediation and land reclamation, sports fields and golf courses, and for erosion control and stormwater management.

When creating your poster, please remember that the winning poster will be reproduced and distributed nationally. The US Composting Council logo along with sponsor logos will be added to the poster below the winning image.

The contest runs 1st September through 15th November 2014 and is open to anyone who wishes to share their artistic interpretation of the theme.