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Lights, Camera, Save!

Calling all Video Pros! We're looking for participants in the 2021 Lights, Camera, Save! video contest!

Are You Ready to Put Your Creativity and Personal Finance Knowledge to the Test?

If you're between 13 and 18 years old, live in Pennsylvania and are ready to put your creativity and personal finance knowledge to the test, then we have the perfect contest for you!

What is the Lights, Camera, Save! Video Contest?

Centric Bank is proud to announce our participation in an exciting program that benefits local students! The Lights, Camera, Save! program from the American Bankers Association Foundation is a video contest that engages teens in educating themselves and their peers about the value of good money habits. We’re looking for creative, innovative concepts—students’ imaginations are the only limit to coming up with unique money smart scenarios!

Students between 13 and 18 years of age (as of February 1, 2021) can send a 30-second self-made video to Centric Bank for a chance to win! Winning videos will be posted on YouTube and viewed by people across Pennsylvania.

The 2018 Centric Bank winner of the Lights, Camera, Save contest went all the way to third place in the national competition! Taylor Brown of Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, PA won a total of $1,500, was featured on the podcast, CentsAble Chat, and part of her original song, Cash Flow, has been used as the introduction to CentsAble Chat's Saving Secrets feature.

Ideas for Video Topics

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

Contest Details & Prizes

The contest is free and open to all students age 13–18, with the videos of local winners receiving cash awards of $500, $250 and $100 from Centric Bank.  The entry period is February 1 - March 1, 2021, and winners will be announced in March.  The local first place winner will go on to the national competition where they could receive awards of $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000!

Virtually download a Contestant Submission Packet and start creating your video! 
If you have any questions or to receive help, please call 717.686.4199.

You can view Centric Bank's 2018 first place winner and ABA Foundations's third place winner's video here

You can view all of Centric Bank's winning videos here.

Read more about the contest from American Banker's Association Foundation at