Radon Poster Contest

This year, DHEC is sponsoring its seventh statewide radon poster contest.  The South Carolina Radon Poster Contest is held each year for students ages 9-14 and aims to raise awareness about the dangers of radon.  

Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in the soil, and it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon is found in all 50 states and can easily enter homes and buildings through openings in the foundation. Radon can only be detected by performing a home test, and once found, radon problems can be fixed.


In partnership with the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (SEAARST), DHEC has chosen winners for the 2022 Radon Poster Contest. The winning posters included strong graphics and storytelling skills that convey the importance of radon awareness and testing. The first place poster will represent South Carolina in the National Radon Poster Contest, which is sponsored by the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. Prizes were donated by SEAARST.

1st Place

Dalton Sherman, Timmonsville - $125
Prevent Radon/Test Your Home

2022 Radon Poster Contest - 1st Place

2nd Place

Semaj Singletary, Olanta -$100
Got Radon?

2022 Radon Poster Contest - 2nd Place

3rd Place

Clifton Graham, Lake City - $75
Do You See Radon

2022 Radon Poster Contest - 3rd Place

Honorable Mention

Ashtin Lanier, Turbeville - $50
Radon Lockdown

2022 Radon Poster Contest - Honorable Mention