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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!

Congratulations to the 2023-2024 winners! The 2024-2025 contest will be open for submissions this fall.

What is Lights, Camera, Save!, anyway?

ABA Foundation and bankers across the country 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 – sponsored by Plinqit.

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 – worth $9,000 in total!

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! Three prizes are up for grabs: $1,000, $2,500 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 click on the link for a list of host banks in your state.
  • View previous winning contest videos. 
  • The 2024-2025 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



2023-2024 Lights, Camera, Save! National Winners Announcement

Congratulations to the national winners of the 2023-2024 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.


The Plinqit platform is the first savings platform of its kind to bring together automated savings, data-driven financial wellness content and virtual account management.