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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Join the 2020 US Census Team: New Video Prize Challenge (Chance to Win $30,000)



Census Accelerate, an initiative of the U.S. Census Bureau’s innovation lab, has launched a first-of-its-kind Video Prize Challenge for partners and content creators to help get the word out about the 2020 Census for a chance to win up to $30,000.

This open call for content is designed to help educate and motivate individuals so that they understand why it’s critical to complete the 2020 Census — from getting the funding their community needs, to representation in congress. The goal of this challenge is to reach hard-to-count communities with engaging and informative content.

Submission period is open through April 17th at 11:59pm EST (extended deadline!), and winners will be announced in May.

Three prizes will be awarded: a $30,000 grand prize, $10,000 runner up, and $10,000 student prize.

This is an excellent opportunity to be creative, civically engaged and make sure your community is counted!

Please see FAQ’s here and contact if you have any questions.

In the meantime, please plan to join the upcoming Prize Challenge Info Session on Monday, March 30th at 4:00pm ET.

On our way to 2020

Partners are critical to the success of a complete and accurate count in 2020. Do you know why the 2020 Census matters? Do you know how participating can help your community? Learn more here.


Job recruiting sessions will be held on January 6th, 13th, 27th and February 10th from 4:30-7:00pm at the Colonial Heights Community Center 157 Roanoke Ave


January 8th, 13th, 18th, 25th, 27th, 29th from 9-1:00pm  at the Colonial Heights Public Library 1000 Yacht Basin Dr.


What is a census and why is it important?

Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States, creating national awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics. The decennial census was first taken in 1790, as mandated by the Constitution. It counts our population and households, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support states, counties and communities’ vital programs — impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care and public policy.

Visit for all the details and application to become a part of the census team. 

(NOTE: This is not sponsored through the  City of Colonial Heights 

and all questions/concerns regarding this opportunity must be directed to 

the US Census Bureau or by calling 1-855-JOB-2020.)

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