SALT LAKE CITY — Winners have been announced in the Utah Department of Environmental Quality Division of Radiation Control's 2014 National Radon Poster Contest.

First place went to Ali MaCall Jenkins, 12, a student at Mapleton Junior High, for “Stop Radon Before it Stops You or Someone You Love!” Second place was awarded to Megan Morrin, 10, of Alpine Elementary, for "Time's Up! Check for Radon.” The third-place winner was Joseph Hardin, 14, Aspire Scholar Academy-Homeschool Co-op, for “Solve the Puzzle, Fit the Pieces Together.”

Nearly 700 entries were narrowed down to 75 posters by department staff. The artwork was then displayed on department website for public voting during October. The 2014 state winners and the first-place winner’s school will receive cash awards.

The winning posters will be entered in the National Radon Poster Contest. National winners receive award plaques and gift cards in the amount of $1,000 for first place, $600 for second and $400 for an honorable mention.