2020 Census Poster Contest

August 30, 2019 - November 28, 2019

To encourage broad participation in the 2020 Census, the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) invite Santa Clara County college students to submit original poster designs around the Everyone Counts 2020 Census theme. The Everyone Counts theme is a radical approach to inclusivity: if you reside either permanently or temporarily in Santa Clara County, regardless of your citizenship status, regardless of whether or not you own a home, regardless of your age, racial or ethnic origins, sex, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability or age, if you are here you deserve to be counted!

A panel of experts will review eligible design submissions and up to 5 designs will be selected to run as 2020 Census advertisements on VTA operated buses, trains, and transit real estate. Up to 5 artworks will be selected as finalists to be reprinted as 2020 Census posters. Artists will receive an honorarium of $750 if their design is selected for reproduction. Up to 5 artworks may be selected for honorable mention.

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About City of San José Office of Cultural Affairs

We are the City of San José’s lead agency for supporting the development of a rich arts and cultural environment for this diverse city’s one million residents and its many visitors.  The arts and culture are essential elements in the character and quality of life in the vibrant San José community. As the largest city in northern California and the capital of Silicon Valley, San José is the hub of a wide array of arts and cultural opportunities.
Arts and culture in San José connects people, provides rich opportunities for participation, and fosters creativity.