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Teens Encouraged to Submit Videos in ABA Foundation’s 10th Annual Lights, Camera, Save! Contest

Local banks sponsor teen competition


Creative teens with video skills and a passion for sound money management can now submit entries in the American Bankers Association Foundation’s 10th annual Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. Lights, Camera, Save! is a national competition that encourages teens to educate their peers about using money wisely through the creative use of video.

Through Lights, Camera, Save!, teen participants will create a 90-second video that demonstrates the value of saving and responsibly managing your money, and submit the video to a local participating bank. Banks across the country will be accepting entries through Dec. 3. This year, there are 125 banks hosting 142 contests in 44 states. [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 $5,000, plus a scholarship for a teacher at their school to attend the 2020 Jump$tart National Educator Conference. Winning entries will also be featured at ABA’s Washington Summit in March and throughout the year on other ABA platforms. [View the 2018-2019 winning videos].

“Lights, Camera, Save!, now in its tenth year, is a fantastic opportunity for students across the country to channel their creativity into making videos while also learning about the importance of financial knowledge,” said Corey Carlisle, executive director of the ABA Foundation. “Not only does the student benefit from those valuable savings lessons, but as they share their videos, so do their peers.”

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.

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

Since 1997, the ABA Foundation’s financial education initiatives have reached 10.5 million young people with the help of more than 260,000 banker volunteers.


About the American Bankers Association

The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $22.8 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard nearly $19 trillion in deposits and extend $11 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.

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