New York State Radon Poster Contest

The New York State Department of Health Radon Program sponsors a yearly radon poster contest. The goals are to raise awareness about the harmful effects of elevated levels of indoor radon gas and to increase the number of homes tested for radon.

Prizes will be awarded, a $100 gift card for first place and a $50 gift card for second and third place entries.

Poster Contest Entry Rules

Youth ages 9-14 are eligible. They may be enrolled in a public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense (DoD), or home school; or qualify through a sponsoring club, such as art, computer, reading or science clubs, scouting organizations, or 4-H clubs. Only one entry per child may be submitted

Poster entries are accepted on the following topics:

  • What is radon?
  • Where does radon come from?
  • How does radon get into our homes?
  • Radon can cause lung cancer.
  • Test your home for radon.
  • Mitigating radon in your home.

Artwork Requirements:

  • Be original
  • No student names on the front of the poster
  • Artwork Submission Form must be included with the poster
  • White paper – 8 ½” x 11” or 11” x 17” size is preferred, but all submission sizes will be accepted (preferred size best for easier reproducibility)
  • Can be created with crayon, markers, paint (watercolor, tempera, and acrylic), collage, pencil, photographs or computer graphics
  • Lettering and message should be large enough to reproduce well, with all pencil markings erased
  • Copyrighted characters, product logos, and trademarked or brand names cannot be used

Judging Criteria

  • Content accuracy on radon
  • Visual communication of topic
  • Reproducibility (larger letters, good contrast)
  • Originality
  • No grammatical and/or typographical errors

Ensure that the Artwork Submittal Form accompanies the artwork.

Participants/teachers/coordinators may submit posters to:

NYSDOH Radon Program
ATTN: Poster Contest
Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection
Empire State Plaza
Corning Tower, Room 1218
Albany, NY 12237

The deadline for entries is November 1.

Contact Us

For additional information, please contact the Radon Program at 518-402-7556. You may also email us at

Poster Contest Winners

2022-2023 School Year

2021-2022 School Year

2020-2021 School Year

2019-2020 School Year

2018-2019 School Year

2016-2017 School Year

2015-2016 School Year

2014-2015 School Year

2013-2014 School Year

2012-2013 School Year

2011-2012 School Year

The first place winner in New York's poster contest was named the winner of the National Radon Poster Contest!

2010-2011 School Year

2009-2010 School Year

Contact Us

For additional information, please contact the New York State Department of Health Radon Program at 518-402-7556. You may also email us at