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High Country Bank is accepting submissions for its 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 communicate the value of saving money and inspire their peers to become lifelong savers.

“Lights, Camera, Save! gives Chaffee, Park, Lake, Teller, and surrounding area students an opportunity to harness their creativity, learn about using money wisely and communicate those lessons with their peers,” said Robin NeJame, marketing and community outreach director at High Country Bank. “A strong financial education is critical to a successful future, and we are thrilled to participate in a contest that reinforces that message.”

To participate, students ages 13-18 must create a video, 90 seconds or less, on saving and using money wisely and submit a link to the video along with a completed entry form to the bank by Dec. 3.

High Country Bank will host the first round of judging and select a winner to compete on the national level for a prize up to $5,000, plus a scholarship for a teacher at their school to attend the annual Jump$tart National Educator Conference. High Country Bank will also have a local contest, offering a grand prize of $500, as well as other prizes. A local People’s Choice Award will be offered through Facebook starting the second week of December.

Videos will be judged on their quality, message, content and the criteria set forth by the contest’s official rules.

Learn more about Lights, Camera, Save!