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2020 Census Get Out the Count Video Prize Challenge

Calling all content creators, the Census needs you.

Making a video about the 2020 Census could win you up to $30,000!

Census Accelerate, an initiative within the innovation arm of the U.S. Census Bureau, has launched its first-ever video prize competition to reward the most engaging, impactful and informative videos about the 2020 Census – with a total of $50,000 in cash prizes.

Submissions are due on May 7, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT (NEW extended deadline)

Count’ Video Challenge?

This is a nationwide call for the most impactful, accurate, inspiring, funny, creative, and culturally relevant videos to educate the masses about the 2020 Census and mobilize communities to respond, reminding them that it’s not too late to self-respond online, by phone or by mail.

The Format

The challenge will focus on short-format video content—30 seconds to 3 minutes in length— for social platforms like YouTube, with the goal of informing the public about the importance of the census, and activating them to self-respond.

The U.S. Census Bureau will be awarding a total of $50,000 for video submissions that can encourage hard to count communities to fill out the Census.

  • $30,000 — Grand Prize
  • $10,000 — Runner Up Prize
  • $10,000 — Student Prize


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