The deadline to submit entries to the 2013 Nevada Radon Poster Contest has been extended to Oct. 30.
The 2013 Nevada Radon Poster Contest is sponsored by Nevada Radon Education Program, Nevada State Health Division, Kansas State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It is open to all children ages 9-14 years old enrolled in a public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense, and home school. Children can also enter through a sponsoring club, such as an art, computer, reading, science, scouting organization, or 4-H club. Entries are free, but are limited to one entry per child.
Posters should follow these five topics: 1) What is radon? 2) Where does radon come from? 3) How does radon get into our homes? 4) Radon can cause lung cancer, and 4) Test your home for radon.
Cash prizes for the top five Nevada entries are: $80 for first place, $60 for second, $40 for third and $20 for fourth and fifth place winners. The top three Nevada poster entries are also awarded cash prizes for their teachers, or sponsoring organization's representative, and are entered in the national contest. National contest winners receive $1,000 for first place, $600 for second, $400 for third, and $400 for special online voting recognition. National winners will receive recognition and the posters will be reproduced and distributed nationally to promote radon awareness.
For contest rules, requirements and information visit the Nevada Radon Education Program website, http://www.unce.unr.edu/radon or call 1-888-Radon10 (888-723-6610).