WYOMING \u2014 The Wyoming Department of Health and Wyoming Cancer Program, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has developed the Wyoming Radon Video and Poster Contest to raise awareness about the dangers of radon gas.\u00a0 Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that causes lung cancer. The Surgeon General considers radon the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. As one hundred percent of Wyoming counties are considered at high risk, this contest aims to provide an opportunity for educating Wyoming youth and the general public.\u00a0 \u201cWhile all homes have radon, higher levels of radon can mean a health concern linked to lung cancer,\u201d said Star Jones, Wyoming Cancer Program manager with the Wyoming Department of Health.\u201cWe are asking Wyoming\u2019s youth to use their creativity to help us tell the story of radon and its risks.\u201d\u00a0 The video contest is open to Wyoming high school students and asks participants to create a one-minute public service announcement or commercial-style video encouraging Wyoming residents to test their homes for Radon.\u00a0 A committee will select the top three winning videos to receive awards. The first-place winner will receive $400, second place $300 and, third place $200. There will also be a \u201cMost Views\u201d contest, with the winner receiving a $100 prize. The first-place winner will also be entered in the national video contest for a chance to win $1000.\u00a0 The poster contest has two divisions, one for grades 3-6, and the other for students grades 7-9. The top two winners from each group will receive a gift certificate; $150 for first place winners, $100 for second place winners. The winning posters will be used in local advertisements.\u00a0 The winning videos and posters will be used to help promote radon awareness month in January. Both contests are currently open and all submissions are due by Nov. 6. Complete rules and details, as well as information about radon and its risks, can be found here.