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Call for Entries: Burke & Herbert Bank Hosting Video Contest for Teens

2020 regional winner, Sujay Khona, who would eventually win $2,500 in the Lights, Camera, Save! national competition (Photo courtesy Burke & Herbert Bank)

ALEXANDRIA, VA-Know a teenager who has a good idea for saving money and has put that idea into practice? Burke & Herbert Bank is once again hosting the Lights, Camera, Save! video contest.

Teens aged 13-18 can win cash prizes by submitting a 30-second video clip that promotes wise money management. Top prize is $5,000. The deadline for entries is March 1.

The contest is a national competition organized by the American Bankers Foundation Association. Its purpose is to encourage teens to manage money wisely and influence their peers to do the same.

“It is so important, especially in today’s challenging economic environment, for teens to learn the value of establishing sound financial habits. This video contest provides a fun and unique way to encourage teens to build these habits to motivate each other,” said Burke & Herbert’s Executive Vice President Terry Cole.

The financial institution, established in 1852 and the oldest bank in the DC area, will host the first round of judging and select a winner to compete in the national competition. There are other prizes as well: $2,000 for second place and $1,000 each for two runners-up. There is also a reward for regional winners: $350, $100, and $50 respectively. Teachers who act as sponsors for the winners will receive $50 gift cards.

To participate, filmmakers must complete the entry form and submit a link to their video by the deadline above. All levels of experience are welcome. Click HERE for the entry form and submission packet. Full contest rules are included in the packet.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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