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Utah students invited to enter radon poster contest

Published: Friday, Sept. 21 2012 11:57 a.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah students can use their artistic talents to promote awareness of the risks of indoor radon.

Students have until Oct. 15 to enter the 2013 National Radon Poster Contest.

Children ages 9-14 enrolled in a public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense or home school are eligible to participate. 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, but only one entry per student is allowed. Poster contest submission forms, topics and rules are online at www.radon.utah.gov.

State contest winners will receive cash awards, with the first-place winner receiving $300 and his or her school/organization receiving $500. Second- and third-place winners will receive $100 each. The public is invited to judge this year's state posters by voting online at www.radon.utah.gov. Online voting runs from Oct. 16-26. All posters will be subject to the following judging criteria: content accuracy, visual communication of topic, reproducibility and originality.

Utah winners will be entered in the national contest where they may be eligible to receive up to $1,000. The winning posters will be reproduced and distributed nationally to promote radon awareness.

For more information, visit the radon website or call Utah's Hotline at 1-800-458-0145.

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