Burke Student Wins 'Lights, Camera, Save!' Video Competition
Alexandria, VA - Dylan Fox, a sophomore at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Virginia, is the Grand Prize winner of the American Bankers Association's 2017-2018 "Lights, Camera, Save!" national video competition.
Fox won the Grand Prize for his video, "Money, It's Literally Everything," which topped video entries from all over the country. It was chosen by a judging panel that consisted of personal finance and communications experts. Fox had advanced to the national competition after winning the regional competition sponsored by Burke & Herbert Bank.
"We are thrilled for Dylan and are proud to be a part of this major accomplishment. His song is so catchy it stays with you long after the 90-second video ends," said Terry Cole, Executive Vice President of Burke & Herbert Bank. "Burke & Herbert Bank is a strong advocate for developing financial literacy among the next generation of banking consumers, so our involvement in the 'Lights, Camera, Save' program is a natural extension of our ongoing work," she added. "Through original lyrics and music, Dylan successfully highlights the value of saving and smart money management," said Corey Carlisle, executive director of the ABA Foundation. "His video will be a fantastic tool in inspiring other students to make saving a priority."
This was Fox's second straight appearance as a Lights, Camera, Save! finalist. In 2017, his video "$ave Your Future!" finished in the top five and was the winner of the "Savers' Choice" social media contest, for which he received a GoPro to encourage future filmmaking.
His winning video, and the two other national winners, were announced in recognition of "America Saves Week" during a live stream on the ABA's YouTube channel, where you can view all three videos.
In addition to the video winners, the ABA Foundation will award a scholarship for a teacher from each winning school to attend the 2018 Jump$tart National Educator Conference in Cleveland.
Lights, Camera, Save!, which launched in 2010 as an offshoot of the ABA Foundation’s Teach Children to Save program, is a unique competition that encourages kids to use video to communicate the value of saving and motivate their peers. This year, 158 banks hosted 174 contests in 45 states for the local levels of the competition and selected a winner to represent their bank to compete at the national level. Carlisle attributes Lights, Camera, Save!'s success to the bankers' efforts in promoting and hosting the contest locally.
Burke & Herbert Bank, established in 1852, is the oldest bank in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the oldest continuously operating bank in the Washington, D.C. area. The Bank offers a full range of personal and business banking products and services designed to meet customers' banking, borrowing, and investing needs. Burke & Herbert Bank is headquartered in Alexandria and operates 25 branches in Northern Virginia.