Entries for radon awareness poster contest due Nov. 2

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Students are invited to submit posters for the Kentucky Radon Program’s 2020-2021 Radon Poster Contest.

Children ages 9-14 are eligible to participate in the contest and may be enrolled in public, private, territorial, tribal or home school. They may also enter through a participating club such as art, science, scouting or 4- H.

The theme of the poster contest is radon awareness, radon risk education and the hazards associated with radon.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in the ground. It is the number one cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers and is responsible for more than 20,000 deaths annually.

To qualify for the contest, it is required that one of the following radon topics be depicted in the artwork:

  • What is radon;
  • Where does radon come from;
  • How does radon get into our homes;
  • Radon can cause lung cancer; or
  • Test your home for radon.

Posters must be submitted on white paper – 12×18 and 8.5×11 sizes are preferred, but all submission sizes will be accepted. Designs can be created with crayons, markers, paint, collage materials, photographs or computer graphics. The message should be legible with correct spelling and copyrighted images or logos are not to be used.

Posters are to be submitted through a submission form. The top three entries will be recognized at their school with plaques and Visa gift cards.

Entries must be submitted by Nov. 2. The program has created a flyer that provides additional information about the contest and radon gas. For more information, email Amber Ballinger, administrative specialist with the Kentucky Department for Public Health.  

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