Students asked to put their creative talents to work promoting awareness of the risks of indoor radon
Would you like to earn $300 for yourself and $500 for your school? Utah County students age 9 to 14 are being encouraged to join the 2014 National Radon Poster Contest. Within Utah, student posters will be judged at the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. The Utah County Health Department is helping to promote the contest locally, and can make presentations on both radon awareness and the poster contest in local schools. The first place winner will receive $300 for themselves, $500 for their school and be advanced onto the National Radon Poster Contest. Second and third place will each receive $100.
Posters size 12 x 18 or 8.5 by 11 inches are preferred, but all sizes will be accepted. Topics can include:
- What is radon?
- Where is radon found?
- Where does radon come from?
- Radon can cause lung cancer
- Test your home for radon
- Other radon messages
Radon is a radioactive gas -- colorless, odorless, tasteless, and chemically inert -- and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.
To have a presentation made in your classroom, please contact UCHD Health Educator Andrea Jensen at 801-851-7509. She will also collect posters to be delivered to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. Downloadable entry forms are available below.