Contest in collaboration with Los Angeles County Office of Education

March 23 - April 30, 2020

What?!? A Contest?

#StandUpBeCounted Census Social Media Contest

March 23 – April 30

THREE Easy Steps to Enter!

  1. Create memes, short videos, graphics, dances, posters—any social media post, really! 

  2. Your post text should answer the question… Why is the census important to my family, my school and/or my community?
     50+ words recommended but max 100 (excluding #hashtags)

  3. Share post on your social media using your school hashtag found on the High School Hashtag List.


Who can participate?

  • Any student over 13 years old attending a public Los Angeles County high school.

  • Check the High School Hashtag List to confirm your school is included.

  • If you’re not an LA County student, we’d still love to see your census media so post it! You won’t be eligible for prizes but you can help lead change in your community. 

What’s the prize?

  • The real prize is making a difference — getting out the count to ensure your community gets its fair share of money and power.
  • Your post will be amplified to millions by our super cool judges in music, entertainment, and sports.

  • Top 50 winners will receive a professional social media creation kit.

How do I enter the contest?

  • Create a social media post AND use our #hashtags.
  • Upload to your favorite social channel (or online submission form) between March 23 –  April 30.
  • Take a quick look at the contest rules before you start.

How do I win?

By being your creative, funny and genuine self!

Read our guidelines!

Winners will be announced on Instagram @countthenation starting May 7th.