ABA’s Lights, Camera, Save! Announces Winners

By Meghan French, Public Relations Manager, American Bankers Association 

Did you know 52% of teens want to learn more about how to manage their money? (source: Capital One Survey) The winners of the American Bankers Association’s 2014 Lights, Camera, Save! Video Contest can teach them a thing or two. ABA is announcing the top three winning videos via its Teach Children To Save YouTube Channel on Wed., Feb. 26 as part of America Saves Week®.

Lights, Camera, Save! is a video contest that engages teens in educating themselves and their peers about the value of saving and using money wisely. This is an excellent way for budding filmmakers to not only get national exposure for their work, but also to earn money towards their own personal savings goals. Throughout the fall, banks from across the country host the preliminary round of the contest, calling for entries from all of their local teens.  Each bank branch accepts the entries and selects a winner to compete on the national level.

Once the ABA has the local winners, an outside group of industry experts selects the Grand-Prize, 2nd Place and 3rd Place winners. Grand prize winners receive up to $5,000, plus up to $1,500 for their school. The contest entry period was Nov. 1 - Nov. 30, 2013. To watch the eight finalists and learn from the future Steven Spielbergs, click here.

 

Take the Pledge

I pledge to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth over time. I will encourage my family and friends to do the same

Take the America Saves Pledge

Tip of the Day

  • Written by Administrator2 | January 7, 2014

    Second saving strategy: Save for emergencies http://ow.ly/sj3vP

Saver Stories View all »

Taking Back Control Over Finances

Written by Virginia Saves | August 5, 2015

After becoming a Virginia Saver and getting help from BankOn classes and coaching, Nadine Bialo took back control over her financial affairs.

Read more...

Challenging Herself to Save

Written by Sara Cooper | April 15, 2014

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama cooperative extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just a little bit – even change – is all it takes to become a saver. “I thought about that,” Burton said, “and wanted to see if it would work.” So, she challenged herself to see how much change she could save.

Read more...

Transforming “I Can’t Save” to “I Will Save”

Written by Guest Blogger | January 13, 2016

You will not believe what it took to completely change my life. About three years ago, the HR Administrator of the corporation where I worked (as a temp with no benefits) forwarded an email to me. Fifteen seconds. One small act of kindness. That's it - that's all it took!

Read more...

Receive Updates

Sign up for Texts

Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | July 15, 2014

Sign Up

Sign up for Emails

Written by Super User | September 16, 2013

Get Emails

Take the Pledge

Written by Super User | September 16, 2013

Start Saving