2010-2011 New York State Radon Poster Contest

The New York State Department of Health Radon Program and Kansas State University, in partnership with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, sponsored a National Radon Poster Contest. The goals were to raise awareness about the harmful effects of elevated levels of indoor radon gas and to increase the number of homes tested for radon.

All schools in states, territories, tribal nations, and Department of Defense (DoD) were encouraged to participate in the radon poster contest. Judging panels selected winners and runners-up in each participating state and territory for entry in the national contest. To see a list of this year's radon poster contest winners, go to SOSRadon.

The national winner, a parent, and teacher wins an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the ceremony announcing the winning poster. The national winning poster will be reproduced into a nationally distributed poster. All posters will be displayed in the Empire State Plaza in Albany for a two-week period in January.

New York had many wonderful entries. A panel of judges selected the top three posters and submitted them for the national contest.

  • First Place: Ade Cornelius, Albert Leonard Middle School, New Rochelle, New York
  • Second Place: Annie Xiao, Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn, New York
  • Third Place: Jessica Nicole Smith, Albert Leonard Middle School, New Rochelle, New York

For additional information, please contact the Radon Program via e-mail at radon@health.state.ny.us or phone (518) 402-7556.