Wednesday, June 18, 2008

NSC’s National Radon poster contest

From: Steve Melia
Date: June 18, 2008 11:10:42 AM EDT
To: RADONPROFESSIONALS@LIST.UIOWA.EDU
Subject: [RADONPROFESSIONALS] National Safety Council's National Radon Poster Contest - Your thoughts
Reply-To: Steve Melia

Dear Listserv members,



I really look forward each year to the NSC’s National Radon poster contest. However, I would like to know your thoughts on the “timing” of the event. It runs from mid-July to mid-October. I am wondering if the poster contest would have more participation if the contest was promoted between March and May of each year with the contest being conducted from September 1st to October 31st of each year.



With the current schedule of July to October, it seems to me that July, being the middle of summer – who’s in school then – no teachers or students, and September being the beginning of school where the teachers have the new school year to begin – they might overlook the NSC poster contest. I had only ONE entry last year, even though I sent it out to 88 schools.



Would better “timing” make for an increased participation among schools? If so, what “timing” for promotion and conducting the Poster Contest would you suggest?



Thank you for your thoughts on this issue.



Sincerely,





Steven M. Melia; MSPH

Wyoming Dept of Health

LEAD/Radon Program Manager

6101 Yellowstone Rd; Qwest #510

Cheyenne, WY 82002

307-777-6015

steve.melia@health.wyo.gov





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