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  1st place winner of 2010 National Radon Poster Contest—Alec of Guthrie, OK

Radon Poster Contest

Win a Trip to Washington, D.C.

Guidelines and Criteria

Each year the Oklahoma Radon Program sponsors the Oklahoma Radon Poster Contest.  The goal of the contest is to raise awareness for radon testing and inform people of the danger of radon in their homes.

Oklahoma contest winners will be sent to the National Radon Poster Contest. The winner of the national contest will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the winner, a parent, and a teacher (or sponsoring organization’s representatives).  They will participate in an awards ceremony during which the winning entry is unveiled.  The poster will also be reproduced and distributed nationally to promote radon awareness.

Eligibility Requirements

Children ages 9-14 are eligible.  They can be enrolled in a public, private, territorial, tribal, DoD or home school – or through a sponsoring club, such as an art, computer or science club; scouting organization; or 4-h club.

Poster Topics:

Choose from the following five topics:

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

Artwork Requirements:

Artwork must meet the following requirements:

  • Be original
  • Must not have the student’s name on the front
  • Should include a title on the front
  • Topic and title must be on the Artwork Submission Form
  • Be on white paper
  • Can be created with crayon, markers, paint (watercolor, tempera, acrylic), collage, photographs or computer graphics
  • Lettering and message should be large enough to reproduce well, with all pencil markings erased.
  • Copyrighted characters (such as Snoopy), product logos and trademarked or brand names cannot be used.

Judging Criteria

  • Content accuracy
  • Visual Communication of topic
  • Reproducibility
  • Originality


For more information on the National Radon Poster Contest is available at