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2017-2018 New York State Radon Poster Contest

Dear Teachers and Librarians:

 

This email is being sent as a reminder about the 2017-2018 New York State Radon Poster Contest.  As you may know, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in the US among nonsmokers.  There are currently 41 counties in New York State that are considered to be at risk for high radon levels.  This annual contest is held to raise awareness about the harmful effects of elevated levels of indoor radon gas and to increase the number of homes tested for radon.

 

Who can participate in the poster contest?

All children between the ages of 9-14 may submit an entry.

 

Who is sponsoring the contest?

The contest is sponsored by the NYS Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

 

Contest details:

Posters submitted will be judged on a state level only.  A panel assembled by the Radon Program will conduct the judging.

Posters must be received no later than October 15th  and state contest winners will be announced by January 1, 2018.  The State winner and runner-up will be awarded gift certificates.  Prize awards are:  1st place $100 Barnes and Noble gift card, 2nd and 3rd place entries a $50 gift card.

 

Send posters to:                                  New York State Department of Health

Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection

Corning Tower – Empire State Plaza

12th Floor – Room 1208

Albany, NY 12237

 

Entry forms must be attached to the back of the poster. The artwork submission form is available to download from our website. 

 

Where you can find more information:

NYS DOH website: www.health.ny.gov/environmental/radiological/radon/poster_contest.htm

NYS DOH Radon Program: call 518-402-7556 or email radon@health.ny.gov

 

 

Thank you for partnering with us to promote awareness of this important health issue.  We look forward to receiving many wonderful posters.

 

Regards,

 

Cynthia Stephenson

Health Program Administrator

NYSDOH – Radon Program