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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.
For details and entry form visit the: Contest Website            Previous Winners on YouTube
Contest Dates:
Contest launched – January 2017
Video’s due to ALA-IL – March 9, 2017
Judging Event – Mid-March 2017
Awards Announced – April 2017
Awards Ceremony/Presentation: TBA
Contest Prizes:
• 1st Place: $1000 plus $300 for the school
• 2nd Place: $750 plus $200 for the school
• 3rd Place: $500 plus $100 for the school
• Honorable Mention (7): $250 per video
Illinois Radon Poster Contest         for Middle School Ages 9 to 14
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 Contest Website                National Poster Contest Link       
Contest Dates:
Contest launch: January 2017
Posters due: March 2, 2015
Judging: Middle of March 2017
Awards Ceremony/Presentation: TBA
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
Illinois Contest Prizes:
1st Place: $200
2nd Place: $150
3rd Place: $100  
Mail Posters To:
American Lung Association in Illinois Attn: Stephanie Huber
3000 Kelly Lane Springfield, IL 62711