High School Census Art Contest

What is the Census and Why does it Matter?

The census is a once-in-a-decade opportunity for Californians to secure resources and representation for their families. The Census helps allocate California’s federal funding for vital community programs and services that support our families and neighborhoods, and helps determine fair political representation in California.

Students can help us spread the word!

All artwork submitted will help us energize and inspire the hard to count population while encouraging them to be active members of our democracy. Our aim is to teach them the opportunities and benefits afforded to their communities by participating in the census.

Theme: I'm Here, I Count

Deadline for submission: Friday, April 10, 2020

Contest Guidelines:

  • Contest is open to current high school students
  • All artwork MUST be submitted by a parent by clicking on the green “Submit Entry” button above
  • Artwork can be painting, drawing, photography, digital design, creative writing, poetry, music production or video
  • Artwork must be contestant’s original work
  • Artwork should reflect the theme “I’m Here, I Count”
  • Students may choose to work alone, or as a group

One lucky winner will receive $500 - Winner will be announced on Friday, April 17 - Winner will be notified by phone and email

For more information about the Census and it’s importance visit: https://2020census.gov/

Questions? Contact Rhiannon Doscher at rhiannon@ocmecca.org or 714-202-4752