Banks Accepting Entries for ABA Foundation’s Lights, Camera, Save! Video Contest
Local banks sponsor teen competition Ages 13-18
WASHINGTON — Banks nationwide are now accepting entries as a part of the American Bankers Association Foundation’s annual Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. Lights, Camera, Save! is a national contest that encourages teens to use video to communicate the value of sound money management.
Through Lights, Camera, Save!, teen participants will create a 90-second video that demonstrates the importance of using money wisely, and submit the video to their local contest at a participating bank. Banks will be accepting entries through Dec. 1. [View the list of participating banks].
Registered banks will host the first round of judging and select a winning student to compete on the national level for several awards, including a grand prize of $5,000, plus a scholarship for a teacher at their school to attend the 2018 Jump$tart National Educator Conference. This year, there are 142 banks hosting 157 contests – records for the program. [View the 2016-2017 winning videos]
“Lights, Camera, Save! gives students across the country an opportunity to channel their inner film producer to drive home the message that saving is key to a strong financial future,” said Corey Carlisle, executive director of the ABA Foundation. “It’s a great way to help build a generation of smart money managers.”
Students interested in Lights, Camera Save! can learn more about the contest, as well as find a local participating bank at lightscamerasave.com. Bankers interested in participating in the contest can still sign up online at aba.com/lightscamerasave.
Since 1997, the ABA Foundation’s financial education initiatives have reached over 9.1 million young people with the help of more than 225,000 banker volunteers.
The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $17 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $13 trillion in deposits and extend more than $8 trillion in loans.
About the ABA Foundation:
Through its leadership, partnerships, and national programs, ABA’s Community Engagement Foundation (dba ABA Foundation), a 501(c)3, helps bankers provide financial education to individuals at every age, elevate issues around affordable housing and community development, and achieve corporate social responsibility objectives to improve the well-being of their customers and their communities.
About the contest:
Looking for the Next Lights, Camera, Save! Winner.
The American Bankers Association Foundation knows how much teens love to talk about money, or at least their grandiose plans to spend it. Getting students to think critically about their spending habits and understand the importance of saving, however, often poses challenges. That’s why each fall the Foundation holds its annual Lights, Camera, Save! teen video contest. The contest is meant to inspire students to think about what saving means to them while communicating it in a way that speaks to their peers. Students can participate by submitting their short, up to 90 second, savings videos to banks in their area that host a contest. The 2017-2018 contest, open to students between the ages of 13-18, will run from Oct. 1 – Dec. 1. The Foundation will award cash prizes of $1,000, $2,500, and $5,000 to three national winners. Additionally, three educator scholarships to the 2018 National Jump$tart Educator Conference will be granted to the top three winning schools. Winners announced March 2018. To view previous winners, learn more about the contest and get participation details, visit LightsCameraSave.com.