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International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) 2022 Poster Contest [Prize Money Rs. 37k]: Register by Nov 1: Expired

Young people who are interested to show up their creative skills are invited to participate in the Poster Contest 2022 by ICAW.

About the Contest

This is an opportunity to display the creative talents and show the belief in organics recycling and in the benefits of using compost. It will be the official 2022 International Compost Awareness Week poster and featured on the CREF website as well as on the US Composting Council website too.

The theme highlights the overall regenerative agriculture movement and how compost and organic recycling fit into that process. Regenerative agriculture is a system that focuses on improving soil health using agricultural practices with the idea that healthier soil will lead to healthier, more nutrient-rich crops and, ultimately, less carbon in the atmosphere through increased carbon sequestration.


Recipe for Regeneration: Compost


  • The contest is open to anyone in 9th grade (14+) or older from anywhere in the world.
  • This is an international contest. 


  • The poster contest winner will have their poster reproduced and distributed to thousands nationwide.
  • The winning “poster artist” will have their name posted on the CREF website and will be included in print materials and in press releases in association with our annual ICAW celebration.
  • The successful poster winner will also receive a $500 Prize.

Registration Fee

Registration Fee: FREE

Rules for the Contest

  • Only one entry per person
  • Size is 12” wide X 18” vertical (this is in inches)
  • Resolution is 300 dpi in jpg format
  • Poster contains the theme title, Recipe for Regeneration: Compost
  • Poster contains the words International Compost Awareness Week May 1 -7, 2022
  • Do not add additional words to your poster. Only the theme and International Compost Awareness Week May 1 -7, 2022 are allowed. Any changes to those words or additions will automatically eliminate your entry.
  • 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.
  • You must complete the online entry form application and checklist, and submit your poster online. Please include a short paragraph on why you chose to participate in ICAW 2022 and explanation of your poster concept.
  • The Compost Research & Education Foundation’s ICAW Committee reserves the right to alter the final poster design or to reject all submissions for the final poster design. All submissions become the property of the Compost Research & Education Foundation and may be used for commercial purposes. No entries will be returned.

Submission Process

  • The artwork is to be submitted in electronic format with a resolution of 300 dpi and in jpg format.
  • The poster should measure 12” wide X 18” high and be vertical (portrait) in orientation.

(Note: Poster Winner will be requested to resubmit poster at the higher resolution for reproduction purposes.)

Selection Process

  • All entries will be reviewed by the judges to get down to the top 15 between the two categories. A final vote will be made by CREF donors and volunteers and USCC members to pick the winning design.
    • Grades 9 to 12
    • College students and adults
  • The competition will be judged on the following 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.

How to Apply?

Interested candidates can register for the contest through this link.


November 1, 2021

Click here to view the official notification for the International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) 2022 Poster Contest

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