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New York State and National Radon Poster Contest

Posted on Oct 9, 2013 by in Contests, Featured, Health, October


The New York State Department of Health Radon Program sponsors a yearly in-state radon poster contest to coincide with the Kansas State University and the US Environmental Protection Agency national radon poster contest. The goals are to raise awareness about the harmful effects of elevated levels of indoor radon gas and to increase the number of homes tested for radon.

Children ages 9-14 are eligible to participate. They can be enrolled in a public, private, or home school - or through a sponsoring club, such as an art, computer or science club; scouting organization, or 4-H club. The deadline for entries to the New York State Department of Health Radon Program is October 15th. Entries are accepted from the following radon topics depicted in the artwork:

  • What is radon?
  • Where is radon found?
  • Where does radon come from?
  • Radon can cause lung cancer.
  • Test your home for radon.

A prize is awarded to the overall winner and runner up. The top three entries are submitted to the National Radon Poster Contest.

Participants/teachers/coordinators may submit posters to the Radon Section at the following address:

NYSDOH Radon Program
ATTN: Poster Contest
Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection
Empire State Plaza
Corning Tower, Room 1218
Albany, NY 12237

Please ensure the Artwork Submittal Form accompanies the artwork.

New York State winners qualify for entry in the National Poster Contest. National winners will receive award plaques and gift cards in the amount of $1000 for first place, $600 for second, $400 for third, and $400 for special online voting recognition. National winners will be recognized in the state and EPA region where they live, and the posters will be reproduced and distributed nationally to promote radon awareness. For additional information, please contact the Radon Program via e-mail at or phone (518) 402-7556, or see the National Radon Poster Contest brochure.