February 12, 2020

ABA: Foundation Launches Social Media Contest for Lights, Camera, Save! Finalists

Cast your vote for ‘Savers’ Choice’ by Feb.19

The American Bankers Association Foundation is hosting a social media contest to allow viewers nationwide to vote for their favorite Lights, Camera, Save! video entry.

Lights, Camera, Save! is an annual video contest that encourages teen participants to produce a short film that communicates the importance of sound money management. This year, 142 banks hosted 163 contests in 46 states as a part of Lights, Camera, Save!

The “Savers’ Choice” social media contest features the top five finalists, and will take place on ABA’s Facebook page through 12 p.m. ET on Wed., Feb. 19. The video producer with the most votes will receive a GoPro camera to encourage future filmmaking.

This year’s finalists are:

Save Your Money and Stay Winning
Michaela Oh (Whitney High School, Rocklin, Calif.)
American Riviera Bank (Santa Barbara, Calif.)

Saving: Tips and Tricks for Success
Brogan Thomas (Shawnee Mission West High School, Overland Park, Kan.)
Bank of Blue Valley (Overland Park, Kan.)

The Savings Genie
Sujay Khona (Fairfax Academy, Fairfax, Va.)
Burke & Herbert Bank (Alexandria, Va.)

The Magic of Saving
Catherine Tomasello (HB Plant High School, Tampa, Fla.)
Prime Meridian Bank (Lakeland, Fla.)

Money with Matt and Mike
Ryan Song (Buena Vista Seventh-day Adventist School, Auburn, Wash.)
Yakima Federal Savings & Loan (Yakima, Wash.)

“Now in its fourth year, ‘Savers’ Choice’ has become a fantastic vehicle for showcasing the hard work and creativity of these students,” said Corey Carlisle, executive director of the ABA Foundation. “Our goal is to share the message of sound money management with as many teens as possible, and leveraging social media allows us to do just that.”

The winner of the “Savers’ Choice” will also be in the running for Lights, Camera, Save! cash prizes up to $5,000, plus a scholarship for a teacher at their school to attend the 2020 Jump$tart National Educator Conference. Lights, Camera, Save! winners will be named by a panel of expert judges on Feb. 26.

This year, Lights, Camera, Save! is sponsored by Banzai, a free, online financial literacy platform for students of all ages that merges classroom learning with real-world experience.

To vote for the “Savers’ Choice,” visit ABA’s Facebook page.

This post was originally published here.