Compost poster contest seeks entries by Nov. 5; prize is $500

composting poster 2018
The theme for 2018 was Compost: Building a Better Future. The poster was created by Talia Mitre, a high school student from Maryland. Image courtesy the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation

The International Compost Awareness Week Committee is offering a prize of $500 to the winner of the poster contest promoting International Compost Awareness Week, which will be held May 5 -11, 2019.

The theme for the poster will be “Cool the Climate – Compost!”

The contest is open to anyone from ten years old to adult. There are three contest divisions: grades 3-7, grades 8-12, and college – adult. 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 deadline to enter is Monday, Nov. 5.

There is no fee to enter.

See the poster contest rules here.

The 2019 theme, “Cool the Climate – Compost!” recognizes the connection between soil health and the climate. By composting, we return nutrients to the soil, help capture carbon from the atmosphere, resist drought and disease and provide fresh air.

Get tips for composting in your garden here.

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