First prize is $3,000 U.S. savings bond
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Bankers Association launched its second annual Lights, Camera, Save! video contest this week. The video contest, part of the ABA Education Foundation's Teach Children to Save program, is a competition designed to get teenagers interested in saving. Member banks from across the country are accepting video submissions from local teens Oct.1 through Nov. 1. [List of participating banks: http://www.aba.com/aba/documents/press/abaef/LCSBanks.pdf]
"The national Lights, Camera, Save! contest will inspire teens to explore the value of saving money and share their thoughts for all to see," explains Laura Fisher, executive director of the ABA Education Foundation. "The kids will control the conversation and hopefully their work will inspire others to save as well."
Local students will creatively illustrate the value of saving in a video. Participating banks will host the first round of judging and submit one winning video to compete at the national level for a $3,000, $1,500 or $500 U.S. savings bond or an iPod Touch.
"We want teens to have fun, but more importantly we hope they take the contest's theme to heart and 'start young, save more,'" Fisher said.
To compete, teens aged 13-18 must contact a local participating bank for a contestant entry packet, and then record and submit their video and all applicable forms during the contest period (Oct. 1 through Nov. 1).
For additional information on Lights, Camera, Save!, how to get involved and to view last year's winners, visit www.TeachChildrentoSave.com and look for the Lights, Camera, Save! icon.
The ABA Education Foundation provides financial education programs and resources that help bankers make their communities better. Nearly 123,500 bankers have taught basic finance skills to some 5.2 million young people through participation in the Foundation's signature programs, Teach Children to Save and Get Smart About Credit. Founded by bankers in 1925, the foundation is guided by a board of bankers and is an affiliate of the American Bankers Association.
For more information, visit www.abaef.com or call 1-800-BANKERS.
SOURCE American Bankers Association