LIGHTS, CAMERA, SAVE! Northwest Bank Calls for Entries

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posted 11/6/2012 in Community News

Northwest Bank calls for entries for the ABA Education Foundation’s Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. This competition encourages young people to use video to communicate the value of saving and inspire others to become lifelong savers. Lights, Camera, Save! is a part of the Teach Children to Save campaign, a national movement of volunteer bankers who guide young people towards lifelong savings habits. Since 1997, the campaign has reached some 5 million young people with the help of more than 100,000 banker volunteers.

“Lights, Camera, Save! will allow teens to role play and record their thoughts about saving and using money wisely,” explained Dean Jacobsen, Bank President in Spencer. “It’s a way to get kids thinking about money management and its relevance to their lives and future.”

The video contest encourages youth to use video to communicate the value of saving and inspire others to become smart money managers. "The contest is meant to be fun and exciting but when all is said and done, we hope teens will take action and start young to save more,’” Jacobsen added.

To participate, students ages 13-18 can stop by Northwest Bank or click here for an entry form and contest details through Nov. 30. Northwest Bank will host the first round of judging and will submit one winning video to compete on the national level. Students can win up to $3,000 to fund their savings goal, plus $1,500 for their school. Learn more about the contest at

Northwest Bank is a $1 billion community bank that offers a full line of business, agricultural, mortgage, consumer deposit and lending services as well as wealth management services. Northwest Bank has offices located in Algona, Arnolds Park, Ankeny, Belmond, Estherville, Fort Dodge, Humboldt, Milford, Spencer, Spirit Lake, Storm Lake, West Des Moines, Iowa and Omaha and La Vista, Nebraska.