US Composting Council

Still Time to Enter Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest


Source: US Composting Council

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Nov. 11, 2011 /PR Newswire/ --

You can help promote recycling and possibly earn $500 for your efforts by submitting a poster proclaiming next year's International Compost Awareness Week.  Entries are due by November 30, 2011.

The US Composting Council is calling for entries in its 2012 ICAW Poster Contest.  The contest is open to anyone who wants to help celebrate composting and promote the benefits of composting and compost use. The winning poster will serve as the 2012 International Compost Awareness Week promotional media piece.

'The poster becomes a centerpiece for International Compost Awareness Week promotions. The artwork is always inspiring and often presents new and interesting ways to share thoughts about the benefits of compost', said Frank Franciosi, USCC President.  

This year's entries must reflect the theme 'Compost!... Replenish the Earth for Generations.'  Posters must be submitted to the USCC by Wednesday, November 30, 2011. Online judging will take place in December. The Poster Contest Winner will have his/her poster reproduced and distributed nationwide as the official 2012 International Compost Awareness Week poster and featured on the US Composting Council Web site The overall winner will receive a $500 prize and other divisional winners will each receive a $100 prize. Contest divisions are grades 3-7, grades 7-12, and college - adult. All participants will receive an ICAW/USCC Certificate of Participation. 

View the Poster Contest Flyer by clicking HERE.  Previous winning posters, as well as this year's registration forms and rules, can be viewed at  

International Compost Awareness Week Organizers include:  

US Composting Council -
Composting Council of Canada -
Ireland Composting Association - 
Australia-Centre for Organic & Resource Enterprises -
European Compost Network -

The US Composting Council is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the development and expansion of the composting industry in the U.S. For more information about the composting industry and membership in the USCC, visit

SOURCE US Composting Council

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