Lights, Camera Save 2015-2016

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Encourage your teen to become a savings star and win big!

University Bank teamed up with the American Bankers Association who is sponsoring the Lights, Camera, Save! contest; Lights, Camera, Save! is a video contest that encourages teens to educate themselves
and their peers about the value of saving and using money wisely. Students enter the contest by
submitting videos to local participating banks. These banks then choose a local winning video and submit it for judging at the national level.

Lights, Camera, Save!  seeks to use the power of video to inspire and educate young people to use money wisely and become lifelong savers. Entrants will develop a creative way to illustrate one or a combination of three contest themes: (1) the value of saving; (2) the value of saving and using money wisely; and/or (3) the value of saving to pay for college. Then record it. Videos will be judged on the following weighted criteria: (1) 40% for production value, a/k/a presentation quality; (2) 30% for creativity; and (3) 30% for message content, which must be relevant to and supportive of contest theme(s). The winning video from each participating financial institution (“PFI”) will be entered in the national contest and judged by a panel selected by the American Bankers Association (“Sponsor”). The winners will be announced in the Spring of 2015.

Submission Requirements:

Entrants must be legal residents of the United States or the District of Columbia, live in the United States or the District of Columbia, and be 13-18 years of age as of October 1, 2015; videos must be in English, no more than 90 seconds in length, and the entrant’s original work; videos are due December 1, 2015.


Individual Prizes for National Round: Grand Prize Winner ($5,000 toward savings goal); 2nd Place Winner ($2,500 toward savings goal); 3rd Place Winner ($1,000 toward savings goal). School Prizes for National Round: top three finalist winners enrolled in a public or private primary or secondary school as of December 1, 2015, that school will receive a scholarship to the 2016 Jump$tart Coalition National Educator Conference. For Winners who, as of December 1, 2015, were home-schooled, not enrolled in school, or not enrolled in grades K-12, the aforementioned school prize will be a donation made to the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.

Video Concept Ideas…

DESIGN a plan to teach others about saving and using money wisely.
CREATE a recipe for savings success.
GET CREATIVE! Come up with a unique way to demonstrate the value of saving.

Official Rules and Entry Packets

2015-16 Lights Camera Save Official Rules
Contestant Submission Packet 2015-16
ABA’s Lights, Camera, Save! Official Site
View the ABA winners from last year!

Questions about the Lights, Camera, Save! contest? Contact Us TODAY!!