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Sept. 23: Colorado students invited to enter 2014 National Radon Poster Contest

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 23, 2013

 

CONTACT:

Kate Lemon

Public Information Specialist

Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division

303-692-3304

katherine.lemon@state.co.us

 

Colorado students invited to enter 2014 National Radon Poster Contest

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment invites Colorado students to put their creativity to work promoting awareness of indoor radon risks by participating in the 2014 National Radon Poster Contest. Entries are due Oct. 31.

The contest, designed to raise awareness for radon testing and inform people of the danger of radon in their homes, is coordinated by the department’s radon program in partnership with Kansas State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Children ages 9-14 enrolled in public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense or home schools are eligible to enter. Members of a sponsoring club, such as a scouting organization or an art, computer, science or 4-H club also are eligible. There is no entry fee, and only one entry per student is allowed. Poster contest entry forms, topics, rules and prizes are available online at www.coloradoradon.info.

The department’s Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division will judge entries from Colorado students on content accuracy, visual communication of the topic, reproducibility and originality. Winners will be awarded $300 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third. Teachers of winning students will each receive $100. The top three Colorado posters will be entered in the national contest, for which the top prize is $1,000. The winning posters in the national contest will be reproduced and distributed to promote radon awareness nationwide.

More information about radon, discount test kits and radon contractors is available at www.coloradoradon.info or by calling Colorado’s Radon Hotline at 1-800-846-3986. For additional contest information, please visit the website or contact Chrys Kelley at chrys.kelley@state.co.us.

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