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For Immediate Release
February 7, 2018
ABA Media Contact: Blair Bernstein
(202) 663-5439
Email: bbernste@aba.com
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Follow the contest hashtag: #LightsCameraSave

ABA Foundation Launches Social Media Contest for Lights, Camera, Save! Finalists

Cast your vote for ‘Savers’ Choice’ by Feb.14

​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. This year, 158 banks hosted 174 contests in 45 states.

The “Savers’ Choice” social media contest features the top five finalists and will take place on ABA’s Facebook page through Wed., Feb. 14. The video-producer with the most votes will receive a GoPro camera to encourage future film making.

This year’s finalists are:
 
How A Bill Becomes A Lot
Catie Tomasello (Florida Virtual School, Orlando, Fla.)
Banco do Brasil Americas (Miami, Fla.)
 
Lights. Camera. Save.
Natalie Shepler (Logansport High School, Logansport, Ind.)
Security Federal Savings Bank (Logansport, Ind.)
 
Money: It’s Literally Everything
Dylan Fox (Lake Braddock Secondary, Springfield, Va.)
Burke & Herbert Bank (Alexandria, Va.)
 
My Dollar Said Something
Ryan Callister (Tooele High School, Tooele, Utah)
Zions Bank (Salt Lake City, Utah)
 
Siblings And Savings
Ava Lazar (Blacksburg Middle School, Blacksburg, Va.)
The Bank of Marion (Marion, Va.)
 
“This is our second year hosting the ‘Savers’ Choice’ as a part of Lights, Camera, Save!,” said Corey Carlisle, executive director of the ABA Foundation. “We want these creative, savings-themed videos to reach as many teens as possible and an effective way to do that is by meeting them where they are – on social media.”

The winner of the “Savers’ Choice” will also be in the running for Lights, Camera, Save! cash prizes up to $5,000, plus a scholarship for a teacher at their school to attend the 2018 Jump$tart National Educator Conference. Lights, Camera, Save! winners are named by a panel of expert judges.
 
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 $17 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, midsize, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $13 trillion in deposits and extend more than $9 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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