Florida and National Poster Contest
Each year, Florida participates in the National Radon Poster Contest.
Florida has had four winners at the national level since 2008. This year,
National winners will receive a plaque and gift card. 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.
By November 1 of each year participants submit an
artwork submission form by pasting it to
the back of the poster.
Posters can be submitted
online or the posters and forms (attached to the back) can be mailed to:
National Radon Program Services
2012 National Radon Poster Contest
133 Ward Hall KSU
Manhattan, KS 66506-2508
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
- Be original
- Must not have students 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 and 8.5 x 11 sizes are preferred, but all
submission sizes will be accepted (preferred sizes are 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 (such as Snoopy), 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).
- 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
- 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
- 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.
The Winners of last year's competition were as follows:
Jorgia Trim - NATIONAL THIRD PLACE WINNER
Poster Title: Test your home for Radon
Falcon Cove Middle School, Weston
Ariel Poole - FIRST PLACE
Poster Title: Kick Radon Gas
Florida Virtual School, Santa Rosa Beach
Victor Reyes, Beware of Radon - SECOND PLACE TIE
Immokalee Middle School, Immokalee
Nathaniel Briseno, Radon: It's Life or Death! - SECOND PLACE TIE
Leila Davis Elementary School, Clearwater
Sybella Norman, Test your homes for Radon - THIRD PLACE TIE
Blake Academy, Lakeland
Kyli Knupp, Radon the true silent killer - THIRD PLACE TIE
Bonita Springs Middle Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs
We honor and congratulate the
2011 state and
You may read and listen from the award-winning students, their
parents and teachers on the importance of this contest, what they have learned
and how they are making positive changes in their communities by visiting
www.radonleaders.org. We also honor past winners for the
2008 state and national winners and participants. Read more about this contest in the
2008 (1.34 MB Pdf),
2009 (452 KB Pdf),
2010 (373 KB Pdf),
2011 (1.1 MB Pdf) Health Advisor, and view the
radon kids' video.
2011 Florida and National First Place Winner: "Keep Your Family Safe" by
Logan Stewart, Hollywood Academy of
Arts and Sciences. Logan's poster was chosen from nearly 4000 posters
nationally. Please view previous years winners on the various links below: