University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is inviting Nevada students to showcase their artistic talents and promote radon awareness by entering the 2014 Nevada Radon Poster Contest.
The contest is open to all children ages 9 to 14 years old enrolled in public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense and home schools. Children can also enter through a sponsoring club, such as an art, computer, library, reading, science, scouting, youth or 4-H club.
Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that comes from the ground. It accumulates in homes and can cause lung cancer. This type of lung cancer is preventable, and the only way to know if a home has elevated levels is to test it.
American Fork Junior High science teacher John Moon is ready for the state’s annual radon poster contest.
Last year his eighth-grade student Tucker Nixon had already entered his poster when Moon learned about the contest. And when Nixon’s entry was judged the state’s best, the teacher was able to accompany his student to meet Gov. Gary Herbert at an awards ceremony.
"Radon gas is very common in Utah and very deadly," said Moon, noting the gas is odorless and colorless.
"Our best defense is proper new construction and continuing education," the teacher said. "By getting our youth involved in this state contest we will be doing our part to protect their future."
This year’s contest is underway, and the Utah Radon Program is looking for entries through Oct. 15. Online voting is set for Oct. 21-28.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 11, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today urged Pennsylvania students, ages nine to 14, to enter a national poster contest designed to help raise awareness about the dangers of radon. The deadline to enter is Nov. 2.
"This is a great way to educate students and their families about the dangers of radon," DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. "I encourage all eligible students to participate, get creative and talk with their families about the importance of testing for radon in their homes and taking the easy and inexpensive steps to remedy if it is found."
Radon exposure causes nearly 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year, and nearly half of Pennsylvania homes have elevated radon levels.
New York City Student Helps EPA Educate the Public on Dangers of Radon; Wins National Radon Poster Contest
New York City Student Helps EPA Educate the Public on Dangers of Radon; Wins National Radon Poster Contest Release Date: 01/25/2012 Contact Information: Elias Rodriguez, 212-637-3664, firstname.lastname@example.org
(New York, N.Y. ) What is odorless, colorless and could be a serious health problem that may be right in your home? A LaGuardia high school student, NYC public school, Laura Dabalsa knows the answer is radon. Laura used her knowledge about this important public health issue to create an educational poster that took top honors in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Kansas State University’s national Radon Poster Contest. Laura's poster, which was submitted when she was a student at the Booker T. Washington School, will be featured nationally as part of an ongoing campaign to promote home testing for radon.
Carolena McGrapth, a sixth-grader at Hunsberger Elementary School in Reno, has won third place in the 2012 Nevada State Radon Poster Contest sponsored by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's Radon Education Program.
Angelagrace Borro, a seventh-grader at Helen Cannon Junior High in Las Vegas, took first place, and sixth-grader Leah Yim from Hyde Park Middle School in Las Vegas won second place.
McGrapth will receive a check during a ceremony at 6 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Cooperative Extension office, 4955 Energy Way. The ceremony will take place after a radon presentation that the public is encouraged to attend.
The 2012 National Radon Poster Contest winners have been declared and once again, the students in New York State have proven extremely artistic and creative and have submitted the national winning poster.
A few years ago, a student from Otto Shortell Middle School in Wampsville was the winner of The National Radon Poster Contest sponsored by the Consumer Protection Agency and the EPA.
This year’s national first-place poster entry from 14-year old Laura in New York City was extremely on-point and attention grabbing — showing a skull with radioactive “eyes.” The message “You May Be Living with a Killer” is an accurate declaration for almost one-third of the homes in Madison County.
Ariel Poole knows sometimes it pays to listen to your mother.
The budding artist was honored with a first-place win in the Florida radon awareness poster contest, which she first learned about from her mother, Christine Fletcher.
“I told her about it, and initially she didn’t want to do it. But then she thought about it and decided ‘Okay,’ ” said Fletcher, who works at the Florida Department of Health, which held the contest.
Her decision to participate certainly paid off for the 15-year-old Blue Mountain Beach resident, who was honored Dec. 7 with a glass trophy, poster-size reprints of her artwork, a radon test kit, a check for $150, and a chance to win $1,000 in the national contest.
Nathaniel Briseno placed second in a statewide contest about the dangers of radon. He will be honored Friday at Leila G. Davis Elementary.
A fifth-grade student at Leila G. Davis Elementary placed second in a statewide poster contest to warn about the dangers of radon gas.
Nathaniel Briseno's "Radon: It's Life or Death" was one of two second-place winners out of nearly 400 contestants in the 2012 Florida State Radon Poster Contest. He will be honored at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the school, 2630 Landmark Drive.
The winning art will be posted on the Florida Department of Health's website. Winners also are entered into a national contest for a chance at $1,000. Last year the top state winner also won the national contest.
Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) announces its winners for the 2011 Radon Poster Contest. The local winners will advance to the Nebraska Poster Contest to compete in the state competition, and a chance to win a trip to Washington DC as national winner.
Claire Maaliao, a seventh grader at Perkins County Middle School in Madrid was selected as the first place winner with her poster “Radon.” She received a 26-inch mountain bike.
Zane Walker, a fifth grader at Central Elementary - McCook, took second place for his poster “What is Radon,” and received a Nintendo DS.
A poster titled “Radon Kills” by Rosemarie Stoney, a fifth grader at Central Elementary - McCook took third place honors. She received an Ipod Shuffle.
Colorado students are invited to put their creative talents to work promoting awareness of radon, an odorless, colorless radioactive gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer.
Kansas State University, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is sponsoring a radon poster contest for children ages 9-14 enrolled in a public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense or home school. Members of a sponsoring club, such as a scouting organization or art, computer, science or 4-H club also are eligible. There is no entry fee, and only one entry per student is allowed. The entry deadline is Oct. 31, 2011.
Poster topics must include one of the following subjects:
- 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.