ICAW Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest 2019 - POSTER CONTEST

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ICAW Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest 2019

CALL FOR ENTRIES - The International Compost Awareness Week Committee invites you to get involved in ICAW Poster Contest 2019 looking for anyone interested in participating in their 17th edition, this year themed “Cool the Climate – Compost!”.


The Composting Council Research & Education Foundation (CCREF) has been recently organised ICAW Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest 2019 inviting people from all over the world to take a part.

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It is celebrated nationwide and in other countries each year during the first full week of May. The goal of the program is to raise the awareness of the public regarding the benefits of using compost to improve or maintain high-quality soil, to grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improve water quality and protect the environment.

The 2019 ICAW theme, “Cool the Climate - Compost!” recognizes the connection between soil health and the climate. Soil plays an important role in our environment. Healthy soil is at the heart of planetary, agricultural and human health. This year's theme highlights that soil management practices with compost is key to soil health and migrating climate change. By composting, we return nutrients to the soil, help capture carbon from the atmosphere, resist drought and disease and provide fresh air.


The poster must include the words "International Compost Awareness Week, May 5 – 11, 2019". Do not add additional words to your poster. Images of the poster should be based on compost use or address the benefits of recycling organic residuals. Images should demonstrate that compost is not limited to a specific use, but has many uses, especially in relation to healthy soil, which provides many benefits.

Please make sure everything can be easily read from a distance.

All entries will be reviewed in three different divisions:

Grades 3 to 7
Grades 8 to 12
College students and adults

Entries are limited to 1 submission per artist.

Art work is to be submitted in electronic format with a resolution of 300 dpi and in jpg format (poster winner will be requested to resubmit poster at a higher resolution for reproduction purposes). Poster should measure no larger than 12" wide X 17" high and be vertical (portrait) in orientation.

The contest begins on September 1, 2018 and continues until November 5, 2018.

The best from each division will be entered into the final contest. The winning design will be chosen before the end of the year.

The winning poster will be used to promote International Compost Awareness Week, May 5 -11, 2019.

There is no entry fees to participate in this contest!

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

The contest is open to anyone ten years old and up from anywhere in the world who wishes to share their artistic creativity to promote this year’s theme.


The poster contest winner will have his/her poster reproduced and distributed to thousands nationwide. It will be the official 2019 International Compost Awareness Week poster and featured on the CCREF website as well as on the US Composting Council website too. The winning “poster artist” will have his/her name posted on the CCREF website and will be included on all print material and in any press releases in association with our annual ICAW celebration. The successful poster winner will receive a $500 prize.

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