International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) Poster Contest 2023 ($500 prize)

International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) Poster Contest 2023 ($500 prize)

The International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) Poster Contest 2023 is now accepting applications. The International Compost Awareness Week Committee organizes a poster contest each year to select a new design for the yearly poster.

The theme of the 2023 Multinational Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is genuinely a joint and international endeavor. They collaborated with the International Compost Alliance (ICA) this year to choose: For Healthier Soil, Healthier Food…Compost! The theme was chosen in response to a critical global issue that, sadly, every nation faces: hunger.

International Compost Awareness Week Prize

  • The overall winner will receive a $500 prize.

International Compost Awareness Week Eligibility

  • Open to anyone in the world age 14 or older.
  • Entries are limited to one submission per artist.

International Compost Awareness Week Requirements

  • 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, For Healthier Soil, Healthier Food…Compost!
  • Poster contains the words International Compost Awareness Week
  • Poster contains May 7 – 13, 2023
  • Do not add additional words to your poster. Only the theme and International Compost Awareness Week and May 7 – 13, 2023 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.

International Compost Awareness Week Judging Criteria

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.

International Compost Awareness Week


  1. The United Nations Academic Impact/MCN Millennium Fellowship 2023 for emerging Leaders
  2. African Food Fellowship Systems Leadership Programme 2022 for emerging food systems leaders. (Scholarships Available)
  3. Apply for the #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards 2022 (up to €45,000 in prizes)
  4. The SDG Innovation Challenge 2022 for young Africans

International Compost Awareness Week Application Deadline

Deadline: November 1, 2022

International Compost Awareness Week Application

You must complete the online entry form application and checklist and submit your poster online. Include a short paragraph on why you chose to participate in the ICAW 2023 poster contest and give an explanation of your poster concept.



For more information, see official rules and visit ICAW Poster Contest.

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