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Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest 2014
The International Compost Awareness Week Committee of the US Composting Council invites you to get involved in the International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest 2014.
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 "Compost! ….The solution to sustainable soil and water".
The poster must include the words "International Compost Awareness Week May 5 – 11, 2014" and images of the poster should be based on compost use or address the benefits of recycling organic residuals. We will especially look for images that demonstrate that compost is not limited to a specific use, but has many uses.
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.
All entries will be reviewed by the judges and the best three identified in each division. The divisions are:
• Grades 3 to 7
• Grades 8 to 12
• College students and adults
There is no entry fee.
The contest is open worldwide to anyone who would like to help celebrate composting and promote the benefits of composting and compost use.
The Poster Contest Winner will have his/her poster reproduced and distributed nationwide. It will be the official 2014 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.
Moreover, the winner will receive a $500 prize. The winners of the other two divisions will each receive a $100 prize. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.