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Nevada Radon Poster Contest Winner Also Wins First Place Nationally

by Margaret Henderson

The “Element of Surprise,” a poster created by a Carson City, Nevada, middle school student, won statewide first place and went on to be a first place winner in the national contest as well.

The Nevada Radon Program, operated through the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Radon Education Program, educates the public on dangers of radon and encourages testing. As part of its promotion, an annual poster contest is held for students in Nevada, with winning entries going forward to the national contest. The state award for first place is $75.00. For the 2018 contest, there were 131 entries. The poster entries were to convey:
• What is radon?
• Where does radon come from?
• How does radon get into our homes?
• Radon can cause lung cancer.
• Test your home for radon.

This year's Nevada Radon Poster Contest had 131 entries, which were judged on content accuracy and visual communication and originality. The statewide voting was done via Facebook and by the staff of the radon program, persons with the radiation control program in Nevada, industry professionals and other voters.

The National Radon Poster Contest, sponsored by the American Lung Association and the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, with support from the USEPA, allows entries from all states.

Contact or more information:
Nevada Radon Education Program
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
4955 Energy Way
Reno, Nevada 89502
Telephone: 888-RADON10 (888-723-6610)

Susan H. Howe, Radon Program Director
Phone: 775-336-0248
Nadia Noel, Radon Education Coordinator
Phone: 775-336-0252

Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
Radiation Control Program
675 Fairview Drive, Suite 218
Carson City, Nevada 89701-5629
Adrian Howe, Radiation Physicist
Phone: 775-687-7550