Local banks sponsor teen competition
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.