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Radon and Indoor Air Program
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Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Environmental Health, Radon Program
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Radon Fact Sheet
2023 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.
2023 Radon Poster Contest Winners
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1st: Jovany Dera, Westridge Middle School, Poster: Radon Can Cause Lung Cancer
2nd: Madeleine Stewart, Fairview Middle School, Poster: Test Your Home for Radon
3rd: Daniel See, Westshore Jr./Sr. High School, Poster: Radon Awareness
Honorable mention: Noah Beltran, Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences, Poster: Don't Let Radon Shake Your Home!
We honor and congratulate the 2023 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 2023 and past years by signing in at RadonLeaders.org (opens in a new window).
Information for Future Contests
Choose from the following Poster Topics:
- What is radon?
- Where does radon come from?
- How does radon get into our homes?
- Radon can cause lung cancer
- 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.
- Content accuracy on radon
- Visual communication of topic
- Reproducibility (larger letters, good contrast)
- No grammatical and/or typographical errors
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.