ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce its participation in the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation's annual video contest – Lights, Camera, Save! This is an incredible opportunity for teens to engage and educate each other on the value of saving money and creating healthy money habits.
“As the local community bank, we are committed to the families and teens in our neighborhoods across Michigan,” said ChoiceOne Bank President Michael J. Burke, Jr. “These teens are our next generation of leaders. Teaching and rewarding them on the importance of saving money and creating healthy money habits will help prepare them financially as they start careers, raise families, and become active in their communities.”
Students between the ages of 13 and 18 years old are eligible to submit a 30-second, creative, original video covering money related topics and/or showcasing great personal financial skills. Students are asked to send their submission to ChoiceOne Bank. Visit our ChoiceOne Bank "Lights, Camera, Save!" webpage for more information and to review contest rules.
Local and national cash prizes are available in the Lights, Camera, Save! contest. ChoiceOne Bank will select three cash prize winners, sending the first-place winner on to compete in the National ABA Competition, with another chance to win one of three cash prizes!
National Cash Prizes
- 1st Place - $5,000
- 2nd Place - $3,000
- 3rd Place - $1,000
ChoiceOne Bank Local Cash Prizes
- 1st Place - $350
- 2nd Place - $150
- 3rd Place - $50
Ideas for video topics include having an automatic savings account/plan, budgeting, credit score, debt, using direct deposit, having an emergency fund, paying for college, protecting your identity, and planning for retirement. Contest ends March 31. All videos must be entered on or before this deadline.
“Encouraging and educating the students in our communities about their financial success is extremely rewarding,” said Burke. “It is our hope that all students participate in the Lights, Camera, Save! video contest for the chance to win some cash, demonstrate their skills, and to learn from each other the value of saving for their future. It’s a great opportunity.”