Radon Video Contest
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
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.
EPA's Radon Video Contest ran from July 11 - August 25. Entrants were asked to create a video with the theme "Radon: Test, Fix, Save a Life". Over 30 entries were received. We will announce the winner on September 15 at the 2008 National Radon Training Meeting/International Radon Symposium. To see the submissions, visit http://www.youtube.com/group/RadonContest.
Drooling Stars Have a Serious Message About RadonThe toughest thing about filming a recent video about radon — for Douglas County Health Department officials, at least — was dealing with the ad's high-maintenance stars. Many wouldn't sit still. Others drooled on the set. Don't blame the actors, though. They were, after all, dogs.
Nine Midlands pooches made their screen debuts in the public service announcement, which officials submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of an EPA online video contest to promote radon awareness.
The one-minute Douglas County video, called "Subterranean Radon Blues," is a take on the music and lyrics of the Bob Dylan classic "Subterranean Homesick Blues." In it, the dogs — not Dylan — flip through cue cards with the help of puppet puppy paws.
In July EPA launched its Radon Video Contest, seeking public service announcements on the theme "Radon: Test, Fix, Save a Life," which encourage Americans to test their homes for radon, and fix when necessary. EPA received more than 30 entries!
EPA is pleased to announce that the winning entry in the Radon Video Contest is “Radon: Eddie’s Story” submitted by Benjamin Schultz and Michael Gentilini.
EPA would also like to recognize to the following videos as Honorable Mentions:
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - State officials have launched a video contest encouraging high school students to talk about the hazards of radon.
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency launched the "2010 Illinois High School Radon Video Contest" this week.
To enter, students must submit one-minute YouTube videos about the radioactive gas that contributes to more than 1,000 lung cancer deaths in Illinois each year.
IEMA director Andrew Valasquez says the contest is a creative way for reaching more people with that message.
The winner's school will get a $2,000 prize to be used for extracurricular activities and the winning student will get $1,000. January is Radon Action Month.
IEMA, ALA-IL Launch Teen Video Contest during Radon Action Month
High school students encouraged to create YouTube video promoting awareness of radon health hazards
SPRINGFIELD – Seeking an innovative way to spread the message about radon’s health hazards, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the American Lung Association in Illinois (ALA-IL) today launched the “2010 Illinois High School Radon Video Contest.” The agencies are encouraging high school students throughout the state to create 60-second YouTube videos about radon, a radioactive gas that causes an estimated 1,100 lung cancer deaths in Illinois each year.
The video contest highlights activities in Illinois during Radon Action Month in January. Other organizations supporting the video contest include the University of Illinois Extension Office, Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Region 5.
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.