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2011 National Radon Poster Contest

Date Published: 05/18/2010 [Source]

2011 National Radon Poster Contest is sponsored by Kansas State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Contest Calendar

* 2011 Contest opens March 1, 2010 and closes October 31, 2010 * Judging for national level entries will occur by November 19, 2010 * Notification of national winners will occur by December 1, 2010 * Notification of state winners chosen as part of the national judging will occur by December 15, 2010 * Award Ceremony held January 14, 2011 in Washington, D.C. * 2011 Contest opens March 1, 2010 and closes October 31, 2010

The Prize: Trip to Washington, D.C. The first, second and third place national winners, a parent and a teacher (or sponsoring organization's representative) for each place win an all-expenses paid trip to our nation's capital. They will participate in an awards ceremony during which the winning entry is unveiled. The poster will also be reproduced and distributed nationally to promote radon awareness.

Eligibility Requirements: Children ages 9-14 are eligible. They can be enrolled in a public, private, territorial, tribal, DoD or home school -or through a sponsoring club, such as an art, computer or science club; scouting organization; or 4-H club.

Program Support: The National Radon Program Services at Kansas State University relies on the state radon contacts, as well as the territories and tribal nations, to make this contest a success. Poster Topics: Choose from the following five 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.

Judging Criteria:

* Content accuracy * Visual communication of topic * Reproducibility * Originality

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 (available at www.sosradon.org) * White paper - 12 x 18 and 8.5 x 11 sizes are preferred, but all submission sizes will be accepted (preferred size eases 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 (such as Snoopy), product logos and trademarked or brand names cannot be used.