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Meet the 15 finalists, read their essays, cast your vote!



Tu Cuentas! 2020 Census Essay Contest is a city-wide competition created especially for fourth-grade students throughout the five boroughs of New York City.  

Participating students have written short story or essay describing the importance of being counted and how it will directly impact them, and their communities. CUNY a partner in this initiative has assigned CUNY CORP Students to read the Essays and select a finalist from each school. One winner from each of the following schools will get to proudly represent their school and the borough in which they live.  The citywide winning finalists are competing on this site for the title of HITN NYC Census Student Ambassador!

Check out how HITN is helping to shape our future for Census 2020.

Connect with our future census Student Advocates HERE!

1. Register on the website so you can vote (click on the top right of this page and follow instructions)

2. Click here to see our finalists, or browse by school below

3. Choose the best and vote for them