30-Second Video Contest for Students

Like to make videos?

Win up to $5000 in the Lights, Camera, Save! Video Contest – Entries Accepted through Dec 1, 2023

Your Video Could Win Over $5,000!
If you are between 13 and 18 years old and ready to put your creativity (and financial knowledge) to the test, enter the Lights, Camera, Save! video contest – you could win up to $5,000 in local and national prizes!

What Is ‘Lights Camera Save!’?
It’s a national video competition that encourages teens to spread the word about the importance of using money wisely. To enter, create a short (30-second), interesting video that speaks to others your age about wise money use. Pick a topic that’s relevant to kids your age. Think: budgeting, saving for college, credit score, debt, direct deposit, retirement, protecting your identity, automatic savings – any financial topic you feel speaks to teens. Use the power of video to get your message across in a fun and engaging way. Then upload your video online and email the link and a completed entry form to save@burkeandherbertbank.com no later than December 1, 2023.

Over $9000 in Prizes
Over $9000 in local and national prizes will be awarded. Burke & Herbert Bank will select three preliminary-round winners: a first, second, and third place and reward them with $350, $100 and $50 gift cards, respectively. Their teachers will also be recognized with a $50 gift card from the Bank!

The Burke & Herbert Bank winner will advance to the national competition, which offers a first-place prize of $5,000, a second-place prize of $2,500 and a third-place prize of $1,000. An additional Bankers Choice gift with a retail value of $500 will also be awarded. Winners of the national competition, which is sponsored by the American Bankers Association, will be announced in late February 2024.

Exciting News For Teachers!
“Lights, Camera, Save!” is a fun and hands-on way for students to reinforce their money management knowledge – and we’re ready to help! Invite our bankers to teach a financial literacy lesson to your class and review the contest rules. Your students will enjoy using their digital skills to show off their financial smarts. As an added bonus, Burke & Herbert Bank will award a $50 gift card to the teacher of each of our three regional winners.

Looking for more information? Check out our teacher and student flyers.

Want Some Inspiration?
Check out Burke & Herbert Bank’s previous winning videos! Keep Your Bread Up, by Christian Thomas, Your Score Matters by Sujay Khona and Your Future Self by Talia Levy. To see more American Bankers Association finalists, click here.

See videos created by previous Burke & Herbert Bank winners (in prior years the video length was 90 seconds), such as Sujah Khona’s “The Savings Genie” (2019 national finalist), Julia Hocher’s “Saving to Give” (2018 national finalist),  Dylan Fox’s “Money: It’s Literally Everything” (2017 national finalist) or Jackson Harvey’s “A Squirrel’s Guide to Saving” (2015 national finalist). More winning videos from the past are on the American Bankers Association YouTube channel.

Don’t Forget: Entry Deadline Is DECEMBER 1
Get your creative ideas flowing, show off your money smarts, and send us your videos no later than December 1, 2023. To enter, download the Contestant Entry Packet and Official Rules, create and upload your video, then email the video’s link and your completed entry form to save@burkeandherbertbank.com by December 1. Around December 8, Burke & Herbert Bank judges will choose a winner from all the videos submitted to advance to the national competition. American Banker Association Finalists will be announced about mid-January.

Contact Us
Questions about the “Lights, Camera, Save!” video competition? Email us at save@burkeandherbertbank.com.

Consumer Disclosure:
Individual Prizes for Final Round Winners: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive $5,000. One (1) Second Place Winner will receive $2,500. One (1) Third Place Winner will receive $1,000 (individually, a “Prize” and collectively, “Prizes”). One (1) Bankers Choice gift awarded, retail value $500.

Burke & Herbert Bank student awards are one (1) $350, one (1) $100, and one (1) $50 gift card; teacher awards are three (3) $50 gift cards. Odds of winning are determined by the number of entries received.

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