Lights, Camera, Save

The Lights, Camera, Save! video contest - sponsored by Plinqit - is a call for teens to use their imagination to educate themselves and their peers about the value of  building sound financial habits before adulthood. Videos can talk about any money management topics from paying for college, to saving through auto deposits, protecting your identity and knowing your credit score. The sky is the limit!
Teenager holding a piggy bank for the Lights, Camera, Save page.

What do smart money habits mean to you? Create a 30-second video to teach your friends all about it, and you could win big!


The 2023 contest opens October 1, and runs through December 1.

What is Lights, Camera, Save!, anyway?

ABA Foundation and bankers across the country want to empower teens to educate their peers about the value of good money habits. So, they created an annual contest that runs through your local bank – sponsored by Plinqit.

Students between 13 and 18 years of age can send a 30-second, self-made video to their host bank. Banks then choose a winner to submit to the national contest for a chance to win one of three cash prizes – worth $9,000 in total!

Ideas for video topics

  • Automatic Savings
  • Budgeting
  • Credit Score
  • Debt
  • Direct Deposit
  • Emergency Fund
  • Paying for College
  • Protecting Your Identity
  • Retirement

Want to grow your bank account?

Put your creativity to the test and enter to win! Three prizes are up for grabs: $1,000, $2,500 and the grand prize of $5,000 to fund your savings goal!  One (1) Winner will also receive a ‘content creator’ prize bundle comprised of items of Sponsors’ choice related to video and social media creation, with a verifiable retail value of $500.

Think you can create the next winning video?