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Lights, Camera, Save!

This free contest, sponsored by the ABA Foundation, gives teens the chance to create a video that shows off their financial smarts—and their digital skills.

Teaching Teens Financial Responsibility

Lights, Camera, Save! is a chance for teens to educate themselves, and their peers, about building sound financial habits — all while creating eye-catching videos. They can cover topics like identity theft prevention, paying for college, learning about your credit score and more. The only limit is their own imagination!

Register to Participate – It’s All Free!

The ABA Foundation will supply free resources to registered banks to help you promote your local contest. Cash prizes are up for grabs, too — at no cost to you. The 2023 contest runs from October 1 through December 1. Contest materials are now available. Annual registration still required.

Bankers: Register  Update Participation

National Winners

Congratulations to the 2022 Lights, Camera, Save! contest winners:

1st Place
Money Tree

Brodie Bosworth
Park National Bank
Newark, OH

2nd Place
The Playbook: Football and Finances

Omarion Tanner
Planters Bank
Indianola, MS

3rd Place
Rappin' Your Way to Retirement

Sarah Moraw
ChoiceOne Bank
Sparta, MI

Watch the national winner’s announcement video below and check out all our finalists



2021-2022 Lights, Camera, Save! National Winners Announcement

Congratulations to the national winners of the 2021-2022 edition of the ABA Foundation Lights, Camera, Save! teen video contest!


Contest Eligibility

  • One Entry Per Bank, Per State
    Any bank in the U.S. may submit one video to ABA Foundation’s national contest. Banks with more than one location or branch in a state may submit only one winning video in that state. Participating banks operating in multiple states may submit one winning video from each state.
  • Age Requirement
    Contestants must be between 13 and 18 years of age when the entry period begins. 
  • Submission Requirements
    Participating banks may accept video entries via YouTube or another video sharing website. ABA is unable to provide technical support with online submissions.

ABA Foundation’s Role in the Contest

ABA Foundation hosts and judges the national contest, maintains the official rules and serves as banks’ point of contact during local contests.

ABA Foundation and our contest sponsor, Plinqit, cover all cash prizes for national winners.

Looking for entry details?

If you’re a teen, parent or educator visit the consumer contest site www.lightscamerasave.com.