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Nevada Radon Poster Contest Opens to Students


Brandon, an eighth-grader at Carson Valley Middle School, won first place with his poster, “Radon the Silent Killer,” in last year’s Nevada Radon Poster Contest.

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension invites Nevadan students to enter the Nevada Radon Poster Contest to showcase their artistic talents and promote radon awareness.

Children between the ages of 9 and 14 and who are enrolled in public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense and home schools are encouraged to participate. They may also enter through an educational sponsoring group.
The Nevada Radon Poster Contest is part of the Nevada Radon Education Program and is sponsored by the Cooperative Extension and the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.
Posters in this year’s contest should convey one of the following messages:
  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
  5. Test your home for radon.
Judging of the posters will depend on content accuracy, visual communication of the topic, reproducibility and originality. Crayons, markers, paint, collage, pencils, photographs or computer graphics can be used and there is no fee to enter, but each child may only submit one entry.
Entries must be received at 4955 Energy Way in Reno by Oct. First place will win $75, second $60 and $45 for third. The top three entries will also be awarded with cash prizes for their teachers or sponsoring organization’s representative.
Interested groups should contact Jamie Roice-Gomes, radon education coordinator for Cooperative Extension, at 775-336-0252 or [email protected] to schedule a presentation or for more information on the contest.
For more information on the dangers of radon and the Nevada Radon Education Program, visit www.RadonNV.com or call the Radon Hotline at 1-888-Radon10 (888-723-6610).
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