Count All Kids National Art Competition Launch

The Census Counts campaign is marking June 17, 2020 as its Day of Activation to push out its next wave of efforts to ensure a fair and accurate count in the 2020 Census. Count All Kids is proud to participate in this Day of Activation and is announcing an exciting and interactive initiative to promote the importance of counting kids in the Census: a national art competition!

With the help and permission of a guardian, we are asking children from across the country to submit an artistic creation of their choosing that is inspired by the theme “Count All Kids in the 2020 Census.” Parents are permitted and encouraged to assist their children with this project, though we certainly hope that parents will take some time to complete the Census first!

All children through Grade 12 are eligible to participate in this competition. Judging will be broken down by the following categories:

    • Art made by rising 2nd graders and below.
    • Art made by rising 3rd through 5th graders
    • Art made by rising 6th through 8th graders
    • Art made by rising 9th through 12th graders

Count All Kids will be accepting submissions through July 15, and winners will be announced by July 31. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place submissions in each age category will receive a pre-paid Visa gift card for $100, $50, and $25, respectively.

Children can enter the competition by posting any artistic creation (e.g., drawing, painting, collage, craft, photo, video, etc.) inspired by the theme “Count All Kids in the 2020 Census” to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using the #CensusKidsArtComp and including their first name(s), grade level, city, and state. Entries can also be sent to

We hope you will encourage the children in your life to participate! You can access the Count All Kids National Art Competition toolkit here.

By participating in this event and posting video and/or photos, you are representing that you have written permission from each person in the video and/or photos, and if a child, written permission from the child’s parent or legal guardian, to post the art and/or video and/or photos and use the likeness of such person therein. By posting the video and/or photos, you grant the Count All Kids Campaign the right to use the video and/or photo and/or any portion thereof in any manner it so chooses, including, without limitation, posting or sharing the video on Count All Kids website, Facebook page, Twitter account, and/or Instagram account.