Alexandria, VA – It’s never too early to start teaching kids to save their allowance in their piggy banks for a rainy day, right? The bankers at Burke & Herbert Bank would agree!
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. They are currently accepting submissions to the “Lights, Camera, Save!” Video Contest.
The contest, organized by the American Bankers Association Foundation, is a national competition that encourages teens to use video to inspire their peers to become lifelong savers. To participate, students (ages 13-18) must create a video, 90 seconds or less, on saving and using money wisely, and submit it with a completed entry form to the Bank by December 3.
Burke & Herbert Bank will complete the first round of judging and select a winner to advance to the national level for a prize up to $5,000, plus a scholarship for their school to use at the annual Jump$tart National Educator Conference. Burke & Herbert Bank is rewarding their top three local entrants with $350, $100, and $50, respectively, as well as awarding a $50 gift card to each of their sponsoring teachers. Additionally, the Bank’s top entrant will have their video shown at the Alexandria Film Festival at the AMC Hoffman Theatre.
In addition, the Bank is visiting area classrooms and engaging students with interactive lessons and games on saving and good money management. To learn more or to schedule a banker visit to your school, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry forms and more information can be found on the Burke & Herbert Bank website.
Good luck, teens!