Census PSA Video Contest

2020 Census Public Service Announcement (PSA) Video Contest

Are you a high school video producer? Do you have a passion for the upcoming civic involvement?

If so, here is your opportunity to create a 30-second PSA to encourage civic participation in the 2020 Census. The winning English and Spanish language videos will become official campaign ads and will be played on Fulton County Government TV (FGTV), commercial radio and used digitally. Each entrant must work as a team or class, and be enrolled as a student at a public or private high school in Fulton County, GA.  You can also learn more about the 2020 Census at www.2020census.gov.

Due to school transitions to online learning only, the deadline for the PSA Video Contest has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020.

ELIGIBILITY:
Each entrant must be enrolled as a student at a public or private high school in Fulton County, GA. Students must work as a team or class. The contest is limited to one entry per school. A parent/teacher must sponsor and be responsible for the supervision of the entrant(s). The parent/teacher sponsor or other adults may appear in the 2020 Census video but shall not participate in the development or production of the video. Videos may be submitted for consideration one time only. Once a video is submitted to Fulton County that video becomes ineligible for submission into future Census-related Video Contests.

VIDEO RECORDING & SUBMISSION FORMAT:

1. PSA must be 30 seconds in length.
2. PSA must be uploaded to an easily shareable video site, from which a URL link is available.
3. PSA must be original entrants' work.
4. PSA must depict the history, importance or role of the 2020 Census.
5. PSA video may be submitted as an English or Spanish language entry.
6. PSA video must not include any offensive or illegal content.
7. PSA video must not include copyrighted, trademarked, or branded material. Entries may be submitted through the Fulton County Census 2020 website starting on March 6, 2020. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 11:59 PM ON MAY 1, 2020.

COPYRIGHT MATERIAL:
Entrants are prohibited from using copyrighted materials, because getting permissions may be costly and difficult. Entrants are encouraged to visit a copyright-free music library or use the band or chorus at your high school if background music is desired.

SELECTION & JUDGING:
All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges. The highest-rated PSA video will be posted on Fulton County Government’s website, Fulton Government TV (FGTV) and social media platforms for public viewing. The top three semi-finalists will be invited to a reception and award ceremony in mid-May, where the winner will be announced. The judges’ decision is final. 

To enter, please fill out the submission form below. 

Click here for the official contest rules. 

Click here for the 2020 Census PSA Video Contest flyer. 

2020 census PSA Video contest

submission form