I work for EPA’s Radon Program. You may have seen one of our Public Service Announcements (PSAs) over the last 18 years. These PSAs have helped educate millions about the dangers of radon, even winning an Emmy along the way. But looking to the future we face the challenge of educating a whole new generation of first-time home buyers about the dangers of radon. So we’re launching a new pilot project, the radon video contest www.radonvideocontest.com.
We are looking for 30-60 second video submissions with the theme “Radon: Test, Fix, Save a Life” which encourage Americans to test and fix their homes for radon. The contest website www.radonvideocontest.com provides instructions on entering the contest, explains the contest rules, and provides a link to the YouTube contest group. Entrants have until August 25th to submit a video. A panel of EPA employees will choose a winner, who will receive a $2,500 award and have his or her video shown at the National Radon Training Conference in Las Vegas, NV September 15-17.
As you can imagine, it was no easy task to convince our management to let us try this little experiment. But they took a leap of faith, so we’d really like the contest to be a success. That’s where I need some help. Please forward the contest information to anyone who might be interested, friends, family, alumni groups, etc. Thank you!
Also, please let me know if you’ve had any luck trying “Web 2.0” strategies in your organization.