1 November, 2019.





International Contest Awareness Weak Poster Contest

The International Compost Awareness Week Committee invites you to get involved in ICAW 2019. They’re looking for anyone interested in participating in our 18th Annual Poster Contest. The winning poster will be used to promote International Compost Awareness Week, May 3 -9, 2020.

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The contest is open to anyone who wishes to share their artistic creativity to promote this year’s theme ” Soil Loves Compost . To learn more about why compost is so good for soil.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Design.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

  • The contest runs from September 1 until November 1, 2019.
  • The winning design will be chosen by the end of November.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The contest is open to anyone ten years old and above from anywhere in the world.
  • Only one entry per person
  • Design: The poster must include the words International Compost Awareness Week May 3 – 9, 2020 along with the poster theme title: Soil Loves Compost. Please make sure everything can be easily read from a distance. Do not add additional words to your poster. Failure to follow these instructions will disqualify your poster!
  • If you have a photograph as part of your poster, please confirm that either you took the photo or you have obtained legal rights to use the photo.
  • Posters that include personal or corporate information or product endorsements will be disqualified.
  • When creating your poster, please remember that the winning poster will be reproduced and distributed nationally. The Composting Council Research & Education Foundation’s logo, along with sponsor logos, will be added to the poster below the winning image.
  • Electronic Resolution and Format: Artwork is to be submitted in electronic format with a resolution of 300 dpi and in jpg format. (Note: Poster Winner will be requested to resubmit poster at higher resolution for reproduction purposes.) Poster should measure no larger than 12” wide X 18” high and be vertical (portrait) in orientation.
  • Only ORIGINAL artwork will be considered. Please check your spelling; Any misspelled words or incorrect numbers will disqualify your poster!
  • copyrighted images/subjects: Copyrighted, trademarked products, packaging, brand names and advertisements may not be used within the poster. Original signed release forms are required for persons, whether public or private citizens, who are photographed and appear on the poster. Release forms can be as simple as a paragraph stating “permission” from “subjects” with a printed list of names of the individuals appearing and signed by the individuals. If the subject is under 18 the release form must be signed by a parent or guardian. This rule will be strictly enforced.

Competition’s criteria (40 points maximum):

  • Marketability of poster to multiple audiences – 10 points.
  • Creative and original artwork and idea – 10 points.
  • Attractiveness in terms of design and neatness of layout – 10 points.
  • Overall Impact, all graphics are related to the topic and make it easier to understand the poster theme – 10 points.

Opportunity Cost


  • $500 prize.
  • The poster contest winner will have his/her poster reproduced and distributed to thousands nationwide.
  • It will be the official 2020 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.

How to Apply

First Step: You will need to choose your age group. Then You will complete the online entry form application and checklist, and submit your poster online. 

Second Step: Please prepare your a short paragraph on why you chose to participate in ICAW 2020 and explanation of your poster concept to be included in your application.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Salma Abd El Aziz/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Mariam Mohamed Kamal/ Egypt

& Egypt/ Rahaf Elkhodary”
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MARJ3 Scholarships team