Students across the NW are encouraged to get creative and help raise awareness about the dangers of radon gas by participating in the 2023 NW Radon Poster Contest. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can build up in our homes.
Both old and new housing can have radon problems and testing is the only way to know if your home has radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless Long-term radon exposure is the number one cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers and the second-leading cause of lung cancer in smokers.
Youth ages 9-14 living in Oregon, Idaho and Washington are eligible to participate in the poster contest. Students must either be enrolled in a public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense or home school, or be a member of a sponsoring club, such as a scouting, art, computer, science or 4-H club.
Only one entry per student is allowed and the contest deadline is Friday, March 10, 11:59 pm. Winners will be announced by April 17. Find contest submission forms and rules at the Northwest Radon Poster Contest page, bit.ly/RadonContest.
First-, second- and third-place winners will be selected from each participating state. A regional grand prize will be selected from the winning submissions. First-place posters from each state will be submitted to the 2024 National Radon Poster Contest.
The Northwest Radon Poster Contest is sponsored by Oregon Health Authority’s Radon Awareness Program, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Nez Perce Tribe, Spokane Tribe of Indians and Washington Department of Health’s Radon Program, in collaboration with the Northwest Radon Coalition and US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10.
For more information, contact the Radon Awareness Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit healthoregon.org/radon.