CCREF Announces the Winner of Its Annual ICAW Poster Contest
12/10/2018 5:30 PM
Chosen from hundreds of entries sent in from throughout the world, formerly from Michigan and now an LA-based illustrator and designer, Evan Clark is this year’s International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) 2019 Poster Contest winner. Using his artistic talents, Evan cleverly used a series of illustrations to highlight the many benefits of compost. As Evan explained when asked why he entered the contest, “I feel very strongly about the role art and design has in promoting awareness of climate change and sustainability practices. I believe composting is a great way to feel more connected to the food and products we consume and the mechanisms by which they come and go. For my poster design, I wanted to create a small world of imagery that was bold and bright in evoking the positive ideas we associate with composting and a healthy environment. A lot of the discussion around climate change presently is very dire, but I think it is still important to reinforce our commitment to addressing it with positive imagery. Most important of all, though, was the central message: Cool the Climate - Compost! I hope my poster can help those wanting to participate in combating climate change realize the helpful role composting can play.”
International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It is celebrated nationwide and in other countries each year during the first full week of May. The goal of the program is to raise the awareness of the public regarding the benefits of using compost to improve or maintain high quality soil, to grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improve water quality and protect the environment. The program includes a poster contest, programs at schools and activities and events promoted through governments, public municipalities and local businesses nationwide. Each year a theme is chosen. The theme for ICAW 2019 is Cool the Climate - Compost! The dates for 2019 are May 5 – 11.