Radon Poster Contest Set for Wyoming Students

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) invites Wyoming students in grades 3-9 to enter a poster contest designed to raise awareness about radon and radon testing.

“We are asking Wyoming’s youth to use their creativity to help us tell the story of radon and its risks,” said Star Jones, outreach and education coordinator with the WDH Wyoming Cancer Program.

Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas found in the soil that can sometimes reach dangerous levels in homes. “While all homes have radon, higher levels of radon can mean a health concern linked to lung cancer,” Jones said.

This contest deadline is May 10.

Entries will be divided into groups for grades 3-6 and grades 7-9. The top two winners in each group will receive prizes. First place winners will receive a Fitbit and a Wyoming State Parks pass. Second place winners will receive a state parks pass. All participants will receive a free radon test coupon.

Students must choose from the following five topics for their posters:

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.

More contest information, important artwork details and the required Artwork Submission Form is available at www.wyomingradon.org.

Please mail submissions to WY Radon Poster Contest, Attn: Aaron Fegenbush, Wyoming Cancer Program, 6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 510, Cheyenne, WY 82002.