Security Federal encourages financial literacy through video contest for teens

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Each year, Security Federal participates in the ABA Foundation's Lights, Camera, Save! video contest for teens. One of our past winners went on to win the $5,000 prize - could you be next?!

Luke Wiley's "A Time to Save" video was submitted to Security Federal in 2018 and went on to win the $5,000 cash prize, and  Our 2017-2018 winner, Natalie Shepler, placed in the country's top 5. 

What's the Lights, Camera, Save! contest?

It’s a national video competition that encourages teens to spread the word about the importance of using money wisely. To enter, create a short (30-second or less), interesting video that speaks to others your age about wise money use. Pick a topic that’s relevant to kids your age like budgeting, saving for college, credit scores – any financial topic you feel speaks to teens. Use the power of video to get your message across in a fun and engaging way. Then upload your video online and email the link and a completed entry form to by March 1, 2021.

This contest is all about getting teenagers to really think about their financial future. Since videos must be about saving money or spending money wisely, it gets you to really think about money in a strategic way. Security Federal encourages people of all ages to make their finances a priority, and this contest is just another way we aim to help them do that. 

What do I win?

Over $9000 in local and national prizes will be awarded. Security Federal will select three preliminary-round winners and reward them with $100, $75, and $50 gift cards, respectively. Their teachers will also be recognized with a $25 gift card from the Bank!

The Security Federal winner will advance to the national competition, which offers a first-place prize of $5,000, a second-place prize of $2,000 and two third-place prizes of $1,000 each. Winners of the national competition, which is sponsored by the American Bankers Association, will be announced in late March 2021.

Who's eligible?

Teens aged 13-18 can create an original 30-second video to submit. It should show the value of sound money management in a way that will appeal to other teens. Script, record, then submit your video to Security Federal Savings Bank. Submissions are accepted from February 1 - March 1. Please spread the word with teens who you think might be interested.

How do I submit my entry?

Upload your video online then email the link and a completed entry form to by 3/1/2021.

Remember, your video should be entertaining and creative. Most of all, have fun! Official Rules 

Exciting News For Teachers

We’re here to help you encourage your students to participate in “Lights, Camera, Save!” and to learn about money management! Invite our bankers to teach a virtual financial literacy lesson to your class and review the contest rules. Remember, we will award a $25 gift card to the teacher of each of our three regional winners.

Need video inspiration?

Check out this behind-the-scenes video Luke Wiley, our 2018 local and National winner, created for us to help break down the process. 


Contact us
If you have questions about the contest, please email our marketing director.