U.S. Composting Council Invites You to Take Part in the 2012 International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest

Sep 12, 2011, 11:00 ET from US Composting Council

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Composting Council Board of Directors is pleased to announce a call for entries for its 2012 ICAW Poster Contest. The contest will run from September 15 until November 30, 2011 and 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 participants are tasked with creating a poster that reflects 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 U.S. 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.

Previous winning posters, as well as this year's registration forms and rules can be viewed at Poster Rules and Application. For any questions, please contact us at icaw@compostingcouncil.org.

USCC 2011 ICAW sponsors included: A-1 Organics, BASF, BioBag, BioCycle, Chick-fil-A, City of San Jose, Coca Cola, Composting News, EcoSafe®~6400, Filtrexx International, Garick Corp., GenPak, Ingeo by NatureWorks, MSW Management Magazine, MWV M-Ware, PepsiCo, Resource Recycling, Reotemp Instruments, Waste Handling Equipment News, WeCare Organics, U.S. EPA Resource Conservation Challenge

International Compost Awareness Week Organizers include:
U.S. Composting Council – Compostingcouncil.org
Composting Council of Canada - Compost.org
Ireland Composting Association - Cre.ie
Compost Australia - Wmaa.asn.au
European Compost Network - Compostnetwork.info

The U.S. 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 Compostingcouncil.org.

SOURCE US Composting Council