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10 Short Videos by Illinois High School Students Compete for Radon Awareness Award

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Members of the public voting on line will decide the winner of the 2011 Illinois High School Radon Video Contest.

The contest -- promoting awareness of dangerous-but-naturally occurring radon gas -- is sponsored by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the American Lung Association in Illinois.

Online voting will be through midnight April 5.

Ten finalists were chosen from nearly 100 videos submitted. A panel of judges from the sponsors reviewed the entries for accuracy, creativity and effectiveness in encouraging people to test their homes for the radioactive gas.

Prizes for first, second and third places will be awarded. First prize is $2,000 to the winning school and $1,000 to the class or student creator.

Online: http://www.healthhouse.org/radon/videocontest.cfm