How to win $30K making a video about the 2020 Census

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The U.S. Census Bureau is hosting a video competition with a $30,000 cash prize for the top winner.

The agency says Census Accelerate, an initiative within the innovation arm of the Census Bureau, is holding a “Get Out The Count” video challenge and is looking for short, creative and informative videos about the 2020 Census.

There’s a total of $50,000 in cash prizes on the line: $30,000 for the grand prize winner, $10,000 for the runner up, and $10,000 for the student prize.

RELATED: School funding, representation in Congress: Why the 2020 Census is so important for Nevadans

According to the official website:

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.

Submissions are due by on April 17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT (that’s 8:59 p.m. Las Vegas time) with winners announced in May.

To learn why the 2020 Census is so important for Nevadans, click here.

To learn more about the “Get Out The Count” video challenge visit

This article originally appeared on on March 25, 2020. Written by Amy Abdelsayed for KTNV 13 Action News.

Author: Amy Abdelsayed

Amy Abdelsayed is a journalist in Las Vegas, NV. She currently works as a digital content producer for KTNV 13 Action News (ABC affiliate). Previous work experience includes What's On Magazine, Boulder City Review, KSNV News 3 (NBC affiliate), Tesla and Apple.

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