For Immediate Release
February 1, 2017
ABA Media Contact: Blair Bernstein
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ABA Foundation Launches Social Media Contest for Lights, Camera, Save! Finalists

Cast your vote for ‘Savers’ Choice’ by Feb. 8

​WASHINGTON — 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. The ‘Savers’ Choice’ social media contest – new to Lights, Camera, Save! this year – features the top five finalists and will take place on ABA’s Facebook page through Wed., Feb. 8.
 
This year’s finalists are:
 
Mr. Big Cash Money
Matthew Walak (Natick High School, Natick Mass.)
Milford Federal Savings & Loan Association (Milford, Mass.)
 
My Saving Story
Peter Sullivan (Mount Vernon High School, Mount Vernon, Wash.)
First Federal (Port Angeles, Wash.)
 
$ave Your Future!
Dylan Fox (Lake Braddock Secondary, Springfield, Va.)
Burke & Herbert Bank (Alexandria, Va.)
 
Saving for the Future
Catie Tomasello (Florida Virtual School)
Community Bank (Miramar Beach, Fla.)
 
Temptation’s Thirst
Matthew Post (Sherwood High School, Olney Md.)
Congressional Bank (Bethesda, Md.)
 
 “The purpose of Lights, Camera, Save! is to encourage students to create and film savings lessons that resonate with their peers,” said Corey Carlisle, executive director of the ABA Foundation. “We hope that by adding a social media component to this contest, more teens will have the opportunity to view these fantastic and informational videos.”
 
The winner of the ‘Savers’ Choice’ will receive a GoPro camera to encourage future filmmaking. The social media contest will run concurrently, but separate to, Lights, Camera, Save!, which is scored by a panel of expert judges. The Lights, Camera, Save! winners will be awarded cash prizes up to $5,000, plus a scholarship for a teacher at their school to attend the 2017 Jump$tart National Educator Conference. 
 
For the second year in a row, the Lights, Camera, Save! contest is sponsored by Discover® Debit, a debit card program offered to banks by Discover Financial Services.
 
To vote for the ‘Savers’ Choice,’ visit ABA’s Facebook page.
 
About the ABA
The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $16 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $12 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 Discover® Debit
Discover Debit is the first debit card brand created for community banks, who want the freedom and choice to issue cards without the high costs, complexity or restrictions imposed by legacy brands. Empowered with tools and resources to improve cardholder satisfaction, issuers can securely connect people and businesses to their money to make purchases, pay bills and withdraw cash using any participating payment terminal or device – all backed by Discover’s award-winning card brand and the industry’s most trustworthy and affordable debit network. The Discover Debit signature debit solution is endorsed by the American Bankers Association through its subsidiary, the Corporation for American Banking.
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