Radon Poster Contest

Respiratory Health Association's Lung Cancer Initiative invites you and your students to learn more about radon gas and have some fun in the process. And perhaps win cash awards! We are looking for poster contestants (Illinois citizens, ages 9-14) to create a radon poster that will increase public awareness of radon gas and encourage other Illinoisans to test their homes.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, invisible gas that is found naturally in soil. Radon can come
into homes through cracks in the foundation. Radon decays quickly, giving off tiny radioactive particles. When these tiny particles are inhaled, damage can occur in lung cells. This lung damage can lead to lung cancer. Click here to read more about radon, which is the second leading cause of lung cancer.

To help spread knowledge about radon, the posters should cover topics such as:
  • What is radon?
  • Where does it come from?
  • How does radon get into our homes?
  • Radon can cause lung cancer.
  • Test your home for radon.

This contest is open to 9-to-14-year-old students in science, art and health classes, after-school programs and school organizations, as well as home schools and youth groups.

Click here to download more information about our Radon Poster Contest, including:

  • 2015 Radon Poster letter and poster entry form that describes the contest.
  • The submission date (March 1, 2015), prize descriptions, links to
    resources for educating students about radon.
  • Rules by which the contestant posters will be judged.
  • Artwork submission that must accompany entry.

For more information, contact Amy O'Rourke:
Email Amy
(312) 628-0217