National Radon Poster Contest - Winners Announced
Congratulations to the winners for this year’s National Radon Poster Contest! After convening a judging panel to identify the top 10 national entries, and reviewing the results of online voting, Kansas State University (K-State) has determined these winners and a special mention:
- First Place - Keep Your Family Safe - Logan, Age 14 of Dania, FL
- Second Place - Do You Test Your Home for Radon? - Darwin, Age 9 of Virginia Beach, VA
- Third Place - Test Your Home for Radon - Divya, Age 13 of Bridgewater, NJ
- Special Mention - Radon is the Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer - Bailey, Age 14 of Athens, GA
Click on each poster image below to view a larger version.
This year, 4000 posters were submitted from 33 states, six tribal nations and a military installation. And for the first time, radon stakeholders were able vote for their favorite posters online. Over 130 members of RadonLeaders.org logged-on to vote for their top three posters from the ten national finalists. Voters also had the opportunity to provide feedback on their selections and the online voting process. Thank you to everyone who visited our online voting platform!
The first, second and third place National Radon Poster Contest winners – as well a parent and teacher for each winner – will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Jan. 14, 2011, during the 2011 IAQ Tools for Schools National Symposium. Each of the top posters will also be reproduced and distributed nationally to promote radon awareness and outreach.
As part of your National Radon Action Month outreach, there are several ways that you can recognize state/local contest winners, and help promote radon awareness, including:
- Post announcements about your local contest winners on your organization's website or social media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter or blogs);
- Record interviews with winners and post online (video interviews with the national winners will be recorded and made available online at sosradon.org/poster-contest/testimonials);
- Invite winners to participate in NRAM proclamation ceremonies hosted by local government officials;
- Send a press release or digital press release to local media outlets announcing local contest winners.
Tools for planning these and other recognition activities are available in the National Radon Poster Contest Outreach Kit, offered on the National Radon Poster Contest website.