The deadline for National Radon Poster contest is approaching

The National Radon Poster contest will carry on for at least one more year according to Kansas State University. The school coordinates the event which encourages children from across the country, ages 9 to 14, to participate in the competition aiming to raise awareness about the effects of radon in the home and what preventative measures can and should be taken. 

With eligibility closing on November 1, schools from across the country, including U.S. territories and tribal nations, are all invited to participate. Visiting this site will provide all of the information for the competition. Additionally, if your state isn't a direct participant in the contest, you can submit your entry directly to Kansas State University. State participation usually occurs through a government environmental protection energy. For example, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released a statement last week, published in a We Are Central PA article last week, urging children to participate. 

The state of Georgia has also actively worked with the competition, producing more first place winners than any other state according to the Walton Tribune. 

The topics for the poster can address what radon is, where it comes from, how it enters homes, the health risks involved and having homes tested for radon. Each poster will be judged according to the accuracy of information present, effective communication, reproducibility and originality. 

Winners will receive plaques and gift cards amounting to $1,000 for first place, $600 for second and $400 for third place with another $400 award going to the contestant who receives special online voting recognition. The winning posters will also be distributed nationally to promote awareness of radon. All winners will be notified by December 10, 2014. 

If you have questions or concerns about radon in your home and live in the Virginia or Washington, D.C., area, scheduling a home inspection may be in your best interests. Contact industry-leader Alban Inspections today!