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Enter the Lights, Camera, Save! Video Contest

What do smart money habits mean to you? Create a 30-second video to teach your friends all about it, and you could win big!

The next contest will be held in the fall of 2023. More details will be available this summer!

What is Lights, Camera, Save!, anyway?

ABA Foundation and bankers across the country support financial education and want to empower teens to educate their peers about the value of good money habits. So, we created an annual contest that runs through your local bank.

When the contest kicks off, Students between 13 and 18 years of age can send a 30-second self-made video to their host bank. Banks then choose a winner to submit to the national contest for a chance to win one of three cash prizes.

Ideas for Video Topics

  • Automatic Savings
  • Budgeting
  • Credit Score
  • Debt
  • Direct Deposit
  • Emergency Fund
  • Paying for College
  • Protecting Your Identity
  • Retirement

Want to grow your bank account?

Put your creativity to the test and enter to win! Four prizes are up for grabs: $1,000, $3,000 and the grand prize of $5,000 to fund your savings goal!

Think you can create the next winning video?

  • Check out the contest rules and email [email protected] for a list of host banks in your state.
  • View previous winning contest videos. 
  • The 2023 contest will be held this fall. Check back for exact contest dates this summer.
  • Don't see a participating bank in your state? Send us an email



2021-2022 Lights, Camera, Save! National Winners Announcement

Congratulations to the national winners of the 2021-2022 edition of the ABA Foundation Lights, Camera, Save! teen video contest!


Are you a bank looking to host a contest?

Learn more and register your participation by visiting aba.com/lightscamerasave

ABA Foundation

ABA Foundation, a 501(c)3, provides free programs and resources to help banks support the financial well-being of their customers and communities.