Entries Sought for Financial Literacy Video Scholarship Contest
Bank accepting entries through December 1
Alexandria, VA – Northern Virginia teens can win up to $5,000 by creating a 90-second video promoting the value of saving money. Burke & Herbert Bank is accepting entries for the 2016-17 Lights, Camera, Save! Video Contest.
"Lights, Camera, Save! offers area youth an opportunity to build their own savings while using their creativity to inspire other teens to be wise with their money," said Terry Cole, Executive Vice President at Burke & Herbert Bank. "We were thrilled that the Bank's 2015 regional winner, Jackson Harvey from West Potomac Academy, went on to place second in the ABA's national competition. We're looking forward to seeing this year's entries and to having another big winner!"
To participate, students (ages 13-18) must create a 90-second video on saving and using money wisely and submit a link to the video along with a completed entry form to the Bank by December 1, 2016. Videos will be judged on their quality, message, content and the criteria set forth by the contest's official rules.
Burke & Herbert Bank will host the first round of judging and will select a winner to represent the Bank on the national level for a prize up to $5,000, plus a scholarship for a teacher at their school to attend the 2017 Jump$tart National Educator Conference in Washington. Burke & Herbert Bank is rewarding the top three local winners with $350, $100, and $50, respectively, to further their savings goal. New this year, the Bank is also awarding a $50 gift card to the teachers of the top three local winners. Entry forms and more information can be found on the Lights, Camera, Save! page on this website.
The 2015 Burke & Herbert Bank regional winner - Jackson Harvey from West Potomac Academy, who went on to take second place in the ABA National competition - received a total award of $2,850 for his great work. His video, "A Squirrel's Guide to Saving," is featured on the ABA's website.
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.