Lights, Camera, Save! Contest in Full Swing and 2012 Winners Promote 2013 Video Contest

From the ABA Education Foundation

Lights, Camera, Save! Contest in Full Swing

Do you know creative teens 13- to 18-years-old interested in making films or videos? Encourage them to enter the Lights, Camera, Save! contest sponsored by ABAEF and hosted at the local level by banks across America. To be eligible, students must create a 90-second video that creatively shows peers the importance of saving and using money wisely, then submit it to one of the participating banks. Students can win up to $3,000 in prize money at the national level—plus their schools will receive up to $1,500. Since national winning videos are posted on YouTube, successful entries may even lead to more fortune and fame.

Of course, it’s never too early to start thinking about being a host bank next year. This peer-to-peer, financial education contest is an excellent, innovative way for bankers to reach out to students during classroom presentations and throughout the year. Learn more and view available tools.

2012 Winners Promote 2013 Video Contest

Speaking of fame, earlier this month in Chicago student filmmakers Alex Colucci and Leo Moneymaker, creators of the 2012 prize-winning Lights, Camera, Save! video “Save Song,” were on hand at the Jump$tart Coalition’s National Educator Conference. The San Juan Capistrano, Calif., natives’ video, submitted by U.S. Bank to the national judging round, already has plenty of fans—including teachers who’ve shown it repeatedly in class. Conference-goers applauded loudly when the video was screened onsite.

Colucci and Moneymaker urged the audience of educators to get students to enter this year’s contest. The pair also created a “tips” video to encourage fellow filmmakers. To see “Save Song” and previous winning videos, visit the YouTube Lights, Camera, Save! page; videos are also available at SchoolTube.

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