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Poster Contest

Radon and Indoor Air Program

2024 Poster Contest 

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Each year, Florida participates in the National Radon Poster Contest. Florida has had eight winners at the national level since 2008. The posters will be reproduced and distributed nationwide to promote radon awareness and testing of homes, schools and other buildings during National Radon Action Month in January and throughout the year. For questions contact the radon program at 800-543-8279.

2024 Radon Poster Contest Winners
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1st: Mairead Polland, Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science, Poster: Test Your Home Today to Keep Cancer Away
2nd: Victoria Hernandez, Miami Arts Studio, Poster: Radon
3rd: Alice Zemskoff, Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science, Poster: Radon Can Cause Lung Cancer
Honorable mention: Michael Yin, Omni Middle School, Poster: Radon the Grim Reaper

We honor and congratulate the 2024 winners.  You may view an archive of award-winning posters (opens in a new window) from 2007 through 2015.  You may view the national contest for 2024 and past years by signing in at (opens in a new window). Also, the top 12 posters have been made into a calendar for 2024.

Information for Future Contests

 Choose from the following Poster 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
  5. Test your home for radon

Before choosing a topic, click on the Home page and the various links on the left to learn more about radon.

Judging Criteria:

  • Content accuracy on radon
  • Visual communication of topic
  • Reproducibility (larger letters, good contrast)
  • Originality
  • No grammatical and/or typographical errors
Contest Form: Poster Contest Fact Sheet and Entry Form (185 KB PDF)

Poster Artwork Requirements:

  • Be original
  • Must not have student’s name on the front
  • Should include a title on the front
  • Topic and title must be on the Artwork Submission Form
  • White paper - 12 x 18 size is preferred, but all submission sizes will be accepted (preferred sizes is for easier reproducibility)
  • 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, product logos and trademarked or brand names cannot be used.

 Tips for a Winning Poster:

  • Read the rules/guidelines carefully and follow the directions.
  • Research the topic. Go to the radon home page and other radon websites (EPA) (opens in new window).
  • Be sure the information that you put on the poster is correct (your poster is a billboard advertisement on this topic).
  • Be CREATIVE. Come up with a catchy idea/ideas.
  • Start out by drawing or sketching your idea or ideas onto regular paper.
  • Ask adults to critique your ideas and tell you what they think.
  • Be neat and clean. Try not to smudge the pencil or markers.
  • Lettering should be 1 to 2 inches tall so it is easy to read from a distance.
  • You can use stencils to help you do neat lettering.
  • Do not write long sentences, but use short phrases (be sure that all your words are spelled correctly).
  • Do not run your letters and words all together. Leave space between each word.
  • Do not put too much information on the paper (becomes too cluttered).
  • Draw a picture or pictures that help to teach your idea or message.
  • Do not draw really small or put too many drawings on your paper.