United Bank opens Lights, Camera Save! contest

Published 8:48 am Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Teenagers in the area of a United Bank Branch have the opportunity to put their imaginations to work in a chance to win up to $3,000 just by using their video camera.

United Bank is beginning to seek entries for their Lights, Camera, Save! video contest sponsored by the bank and the American Bankers Association. In the competition, which is similar to the ABA’s Teach Children to Save

Program, encourages teens from ages 13-18 to use a video that expresses the importance of saving and advises others to to begin saving.

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The use of social media by teenagers was an inspiration for the competition, Bob Jones, president and CEO of United Bank, said.

“From YouTube to social media, young adults today are embracing technology like never before,” he said. “In their haste to keep up in that evolution, we want to be sure students don’t overlook some of the fundamentals like saving for the future.”

In order to compete in the contest, interested teenagers should contact their local United Bank branch for aa entry packet that can be picked up or e-mailed. The submission must be a recorded video from 30 to 90 seconds that is accompanied by the necessary forms. Entries must be received by Nov. 1.

The submissions are awaited by those with United Bank to see what contestants come up with, Jones said.

“This program lets students use their talent and technology to spread the messages of lifelong saving,” he said. “We’re excited about seeing what our contestants create.”

For more information about Lights, Camera, Save, contact Donna Gilman, training manager and branch operations officer, at 446-6000, or Greg Walker, vice president of sales, marketing and business development, at 251-605-4477.