Annual Radon Poster Contest

2023-2024 Radon Poster Contest




Winners will receive cash awards and be entered into the national contest!

  • Four state contest winners in each grade category will receive $100 cash, and so will their teachers!
  • Categories: Grades 4-5, Grades 6-7, Grades 8-9, Grades 10-12
  • Two runners-up will also get $100 each, along with their teachers


Children ages 9-18 can enter

Judging Criteria

  • Information accuracy
  • Visual communication of the topic
  • Ability to reproduce
  • Originality

Submission Requirements

  • Submit poster via online form
  • Take a clear, straight photo or scan the poster
  • File size must not exceed 25 MB. Accepted file formats: jpg, jpeg, png, tif, pdf
  • White paper
  • Preferred sizes are 11” X 17” – OR – 8.5” X 11”
  • No student names on the front of the poster–can put name on the back of poster
  • Include a title on the front
  • Topic and title must be on the artwork
  • Posters can be created with crayon, markers, paint, pencil, photographs or computer graphics
  • Cannot use copyrighted logos or content – will be immediately disqualified

Tips for creating your poster

YouTube: Radon Poster Contest
Instructional video for students

Poster Topics—Choose from the Following 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.
  5. Test your home for radon.

Tips for a Good Poster

  • A good poster will make people STOP, READ, REMEMBER and TAKE ACTION.
  • Read the rules/guidelines carefully and follow the directions.
  • Be sure that the information that you put on the poster is correct.
  • Do some research about Radon. Go to Radon.Utah.Gov to learn more about what radon is and where it comes from.
  • Posters can be created with crayon, colored pencils, markers, paint, collage, photographs, or computer graphics.
    • If you use photographs be sure that they are focused and appropriate photographs (makes it easier to recognize)
    • When using computer graphics, do not use copyrighted logos (will be eliminated)
  • Think of your poster as a billboard advertisement on this topic.
  • THINK & BE CREATIVE. Come up with a catchy idea or ideas.
  • Start out by drawing or sketching your idea or ideas onto a regular piece of paper.
  • Ask adults to critique your ideas and tell you what they think.
  • GREEN, RED, BLUE or black letters look best on white paper.
  • Use short phrases instead of long sentences.
  • Do not use different colors for each word or letter. It makes it hard to read.
  • Do not draw tiny or put too many drawings on your paper – Less is better!
  • HAVE FUN!!

Press Release

Utah Students Challenged to Raise Awareness of Radon in Utah (09/14/2021)



Eleanor Divver (, Radon Coordinator: (801) 536-0091

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