“Lights, Camera, Save!” is a unique contest that encourages youth to use video to communicate the value of saving and inspire others to become lifelong savers. It is one of several components of the American Bankers Association (ABA) Education Foundation’s Teach Children to Save program.
“The ‘Lights, Camera, Save!’ contest will allow teens to role play and record their thoughts regarding the value of saving money,” explained Christine Conrad, SVP and Chief Customer Officer at Androscoggin Bank. “It’s a way to get kids thinking about saving and its impact, and we’re looking forward to seeing the creative videos that come out of our local community.”
To participate, students aged 13-18 can stop by any Androscoggin Bank branch location for an entry form and contest details. Films can be submitted between October 1 and November 1, 2011. Androscoggin Bank will host the first round of local level judging and will submit one winning video to compete on the national level for a chance at a $3,000, $1,500 or $500 in U.S. Savings Bonds. The local winner will also receive a $100 iTunes® Gift Card, courtesy of Androscoggin Bank.
Androscoggin Bank has confirmed a list of distinguished judges for the local level including Ray A. Michaud, Assistant Vice President – Web Development & Support Manager for Androscoggin Bank, Odelle Bowman, Executive Director for L/A Arts and Michael Reidy, Lecturer & Technical Director of the Theater Department at Bates College.
“The contest is meant to be fun and exciting but when all is said and done, we hope teens will take action and live the message, ‘Start young, save more,’” Conrad added.
The Teach Children to Save program is a national campaign that organizes banker volunteers to educate young people about the importance of developing a lifelong savings habit. Since 1997, the campaign has reached more than 4 million young people with the help of some 100,000 banker volunteers, an annual awareness day ―Teach Children to Save Day ― and the Teach Children to Save website: www.teachchildrentosave.com.
About Androscoggin Bank
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Founded in 1870, Androscoggin Bank has a long history of providing financial services to individuals, businesses, governments, non-profits & municipalities. Androscoggin Bank currently serves Maine communities with 13 branch locations across the state.