Annual Radon Contests for High School & Middle School Students

Illinois High School Radon Video Contest


The American Lung Association in Illinois (ALAIL) and Illinois Emergency Management Agency Radon Program (IEMA) along with Ecology Action Center, Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 want to spread the word about the dangers of radon gas. Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that causes lung cancer. The Surgeon General lists radon as the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and it is also the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Fifty percent of Illinois counties are considered at high risk and we are seeking new and creative methods of informing the public.

To increase radon awareness, we are hosting the second annual statewide radon video contest. We are calling on Illinois high school students and classes to create a 1 minute Public Service Announcement (PSA) or commercial that will increase public awareness of radon gas and encourage people to test their homes.

Illinois Radon Video Contest website
Contest Information Sheet

Contest Information

Approximately $4,000 in prizes awarded
Contest launched – January 2018
Video’s due to ALA-IL – March 8, 2018
Judging & Awards Announced: April 2018

Illinois Middle School Radon Poster Contest (Ages 9 to 14)


2017 Contest Winner

The Illinois Radon Poster Contest is held each year and the winning posters are sent on to the National Radon Poster Contest for the chance to win $1,000.

The top 3 posters in the state will receive monetary awards and be sent on to compete in the National Radon Poster Contest.

The Illinois Radon Poster Contest is sponsored by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the American Lung Association in Illinois, the Ecology Action Center, the Southern Illinois Radon Awareness Task Force, and the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago.

Illinois Radon Poster Contest website
Illinois Contest Information & Entry Form

Contest Information

1st Place: $200
2nd Place: $150
3rd Place: $100
Plus $2,000 in national prizes

Contest launch: January 2018
Posters due: March 1, 2018
Judging & Awards Announcement: TBA

Mail Posters To:
American Lung Association in Illinois Attn: Stephanie Huber
2501 Chatham Rd. Ste. 200
Springfield, IL 62704

Eligibility Requirements
Children ages 9-14 enrolled in public, private, territorial, tribal, DoD, or home school or through a sponsored club like an art, computer, or science club, scouting organization, or 4-H club