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Posted on: February 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Census Art, Video & Essay Contest for Students


The 2020 Census determines how federal and state money will be spent over the next 10 years. To encourage young people to share their vision for Newport News, the city has launched a “My City, My Future” contest. All Newport News residents from 3 to 20 years of age who are students in Newport News Public Schools, a private school, or homeschooled are invited to enter.

To enter, use your artistic talents and voice to show how you’d like Newport News to grow and transform over the next ten years. Tell us your ideas for the city and describe what Newport News will look like in 2030. The sky is the limit, so dream big for our great city! Accepted entries include:

  • Artwork (manual or digital) with a short description
  • Short, personal narratives of 500 words or fewer
  • Videos depicting your vision for 2030

The top winner in each category will be awarded a goody bag with Newport News prizes. The grand prize winner will become Mayor for a Day, spending time with Mayor McKinley L. Price and learning what it takes to run a city.

Submissions are due by Friday, March 20. Submit entries to or mail originals to City of Newport News, Department of Communications at 2400 Washington Avenue, 6th Floor, Newport News, VA 23607. Submissions will not be returned, so please do not submit anything you would rather keep for yourself. To view the full contest flyer, visit

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