Cash prizes for radon poster contest

Nevada children are invited to showcase their artistic talents to promote radon awareness by entering the 2013 Nevada Radon Poster Contest by Oct. 15.

The contest is open to children ages 9-14 who are enrolled in a public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense, or home school. Children can also enter through a sponsoring club, such as an art, computer, reading, science, scouting organization, or 4-H club.

Entries are free, but are limited to one entry per child.

Posters should follow these five topics: 1) What is radon? 2) Where does radon come from? 3) How does radon get into our homes? 4) Radon can cause lung cancer, and 4) Test your home for radon.

Cash prizes for the top five Nevada entries are: $80 for first place, $60 for second, $40 for third and $20 for fourth and fifth place winners. The top three Nevada poster entries are also awarded cash prizes for their teachers, or sponsoring organization’s representative, and are entered in the national contest. National contest winners receive $1,000 for first place, $600 for second, $400 for third, and $400 for special online voting recognition.

National winners will receive recognition and the posters will be reproduced and distributed nationally to promote radon awareness.

For contest rules, requirements and information, go online.