Lights, Camera, Save! Video Contest

How could $500 help with your savings goal?

Lights, Camera, Save! Video Contest
We’re looking for creative, innovative 90-second (or less) videos that demonstrate the importance of smart money skills! Show us your best savings tips, why saving money is important, or how you choose to save for college—let your imagination run free! First State Bank’s Lights, Camera, Save! video contest wants to find the best ideas from teens between the ages of 13-18. One local winner will be awarded $500 by First State Bank and move on to the American Bankers Association Foundation national contest with a chance to win up to $5,000!

Entering is easy:

  1. See the official rules.
  2. Create a video that shows the value of smart money skills in a way that will appeal to other teens.
  3. Upload your 90-second (or less) video to YouTube or Vimeo.
  4. Complete the contest entry packet.
  5. Submit the completed entry form by December 3, 2018.

How to submit your entry:

Teen Vlogging

Preferred method of entry

Email submission packet to
WITH the required subject line ‘Lights, Camera, Save! Entry Form’

Alternative ways of entry

Mail your submission packet to:
First State Bank Marketing
2850 West Clay
Suite 220
St. Charles, MO 63301


Return entry form to a banking center in a sealed envelope
WITH ‘ATTN: Lights, Camera, Save! Entry Form’ written on the front.

Don’t be intimidated if you’ve never created a video—we’ve got you covered!

  • Make sure your message is clear, concise, and easy to understand.
  • No camera? Use your phone!
  • Use natural lighting to your advantage. The better your video’s lighting, the better the overall production value.
  • If you cannot use a separate mic for audio, film in a location that has very little background noise or echoing.
  • Try not to create inconsistencies or jump cuts (abrupt transitions) when editing.
  • If you do not have a tripod, utilize flat and stationary surfaces to have still shots.

Questions about uploading your video? Here are step-by-step guides to make sure your video is properly uploaded:

Questions? Email:

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Contest open to legal U.S. and D.C. residents who live in the U.S. and D.C. between the ages of 13 and 18 as of October 1, 2018. Contest begins October 19, 2018, and ends December 3, 2018. For entry forms or more information about this contest, including the official rules, which govern this contest, email First State Bank at

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