Get Out The Count

The 2020 Census “Get Out the Count” Video Challenge

The United States Census Bureau is looking for creative videos to get out the word about the 2020 Census as part of the “Get Out the Count” Video Challenge!

Calling all Mississippians – the United States Census Bureau is looking for creative videos that both emphasize the importance of the 2020 Census and encourage other individuals to complete their census as part of their “Get Out the Count” Video Challenge: the grand prize winner gets $30,000 out of a $50,000 cash prize total!

The Challenge

The challenge is as follows: “explain why the census matters in a short (30 seconds to 3 minutes) video, designed for a platform such as YouTube, that uses entertainment, emotion, creativity, and/or humor to motivate people to respond.”


Financial prizes totaling at least $50,000 will be award through this challenge. Prizes will be allocated as follows:

  • $30,000 for the grand prize winner
  • $10,000 for the runner-up
  • $10,000 for a student prize winner

Deadline: May 7, 2020 (05/07/2020) at 11:59 PM, Eastern Time

For a full list of rules, requirements, and additional information on submissions and judging criteria, visit the official “Get Out the Count” Video Challenge page on Challenge.gov!

If you haven’t already taken the time to complete the 2020 United States Census for Mississippi, please do so today! It only takes 10 minutes to answer 10 questions for 10 years of impact on the state of Mississippi. The more Mississippians we’re able to account for, the more federal funding we’ll be able to secure for roads, schools, public housing, and more! Each Mississippian accounts for up to $50,000 in federal funding, so believe us when we say “You Count!”

Visit www.MSCensus2020.org to fill out your 2020 Mississippi Census online and to learn more.

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