Radon Poster Contest
Ali Jenkins, a seventh-grade student at Mapleton Junior High, saw a newspaper notice about a national poster contest to raise awareness about the dangers of radon. She decided to enter and was awarded first place at the state level by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality Division of Radiation Control.
Her winning poster, titled "Stop Radon Before it Stops You or Someone You Love!" will now be sent to the 2014 National Radon Poster Contest. Ali said she hopes her drawing of a house and a family will encourage parents to test their home for radon.
"I hope people will get the test kit and see if their home has radon, because it causes cancer," Ali said. "My aunt lived with us and died from cancer and I don't want anyone to have cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. I feel a lot safer after we put a system in our house. I learned about how dangerous it was when my brother did his Eagle Project."
Thank you to everyone who participated in online voting for the National Radon Poster Contest! We appreciate your excitement for the contest and help in selecting this year’s winners. Over 160 votes were cast during the online voting period. This year’s award for first place goes to Maison, age 13, from Provo, Utah. Congratulations, Maison!
View all four prize-winning posters at www.sosradon.org.
Poster contest nominees were chosen based on a wide variety of criteria, including:
- Content accuracy
- Visual communication of topic
Contests promote awareness of radioactive gas linked to lung cancer
SPRINGFIELD--(ENEWSPF)--May 9, 2013. Students from across the state recently put their creative talents to work to help spread the message about the hazards of radioactive radon gas. More than 700 posters and 224 one-minute YouTube videos were submitted to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the American Lung Association in Illinois (ALA-IL) for consideration in the agencies’ annual contests.
“The students who created these posters and videos are incredibly creative,” said IEMA Director Jonathon Monken. “They took a very serious topic, the hazards of radon, and presented it in fun, innovative ways.”
The top winners and their prizes include:
- 1st place – Alanna Buttitta, Westfield Middle School, Bloomingdale, $200
- 2nd place – Alice Tysse, Connor Shaw Center, Peotone, $150
McCOOK, Nebraska -- -- Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) announces its fourth annual local Radon Poster Contest.
"Youths ages 9 to 14 who live within the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department district are eligible to participate," explains Denise Ringenberg, Health Educator.
These counties include: Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Hayes, Hitchcock, Perkins and Red Willow. Four top winning posters are selected and forwarded on to the Nebraska state competition.
"Prizes are awarded to encourage youth participation. This year's prizes include a bicycle, $75 sports gift card, a bowling party for five and a mystery prize," states Ringenberg. Every participant will receive recognition.
Myra Stoney, Director, Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department led the radon contest in 2011 that had 240 posters entered.
SALT LAKE CITY-- Utah children have another opportunity to raise awareness about the risks of indoor radon by participating in the 2013 National Radon Poster Contest. The state contest officially opens Aug. 1, and runs through Oct. 15.
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Radiation Control has coordinated this year's contest in partnership with Kansas State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Children ages nine through 14 enrolled in a public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense, or home schooling are eligible to participate. Members of a sponsoring club, such as a scouting organization, 4-H, or art, computer and science clubs are also eligible. There is no entry fee, but only one entry per student is allowed.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah children have a chance to boost awareness about the dangers of indoor radon by entering a poster contest coordinate by the state of Utah in partnership with Kansas State University and the EPA.
Children ages 9 to 14 are eligible, with the entry deadline set for Oct. 15. State and national winners will receive cash rewards. All those who enter at the state level will be entered in the national competition, but entries are limited to one per child.
Poster topics must include one of the following themes: what is radon; where it comes from; how it gets inside homes, the fact that it causes cancer, or that homes can be tested.
Last year, poster contest winners were: Marissa Funke, first, South Hills Middle School, Riverton; Jessica Edmondson, second, Taylor Elementary School, Payson; and Alisha Kirkland, third, Provost Elementary, Provo.
An eighth-grader’s poster on the dangers of radon takes first place in a competition.
When Logan Stewart, 14, started working on an assignment to do a poster on the dangers of radon, she had no inkling it would be powerful enough to win national attention. But the poster by Logan, an eighth-grader at Hollywood Academy of Arts and Science, won first place in the National Radon Poster contest, which drew 4,000 posters submitted from 33 states, six tribal nations and a military installation.
Her colorful poster features silhouettes of a father and son with the title Keep Your Family Safe. It also states that radon can cause lung cancer. Logan said she wanted to “make people aware” of the dangers of the radioactive gas, which her poster notes is “colorless, odorless, tasteless.”
One of Logan’s eighth-grade teachers , Carolyn Garreau-Jones, wanted students to sign up for the competition, though they also created the poster for a grade.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council's Radon Awards Ceremony, held tonight at the National Press Club, will recognize individuals and organizations for their contributions to reducing deaths from radon. Radon, a colorless, odorless and tasteless natural gas, is our nation's second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking. Radon is linked to about 21,000 cancer deaths each year. It is estimated that residents of one in every 15 homes are exposed to unsafe levels of radon.
At tonight's ceremony, National Safety Council president and CEO Janet Froetscher will deliver opening remarks and award the winners of the NSC's 2009 National Radon Poster Contest, recognizing young people for their artistic efforts to educate the public about the importance of testing for radon. 2009 poster contest winners include:
1st place: Shana Stone, age 10, grade 6, Good Hope, Ga.
2nd place: Raquel Goldman, age 13, grade 8, Hollywood, Fla.