Local film contest winner advances for a chance at $5,000 prize

Security Federal Savings Bank recently presented cash awards to local winners of the Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. The national contest, organized by the American Bankers Association Foundation, encourages teens to use video to communicate the value of saving money and inspire their peers to become lifelong savers.

The first place winner of Security Federal Savings Bank’s local round, Logansport High School student Natalie Shepler, has advanced to the national round of the Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. Shepler will compete at the national level for a prize up to $5,000, plus a scholarship for a teacher at her school to attend the annual Jump$tart National Educator Conference.

“Natalie is one of five videos remaining in the national round,” said Lindsey Fagner, Marketing Specialist of Security Federal. “She has the chance to win $5,000, $2,500, or $1,000. Plus the public can vote for her video through the Saver’s Choice social media contest held Feb. 7-14 on ABA’s Facebook page. The video with the most votes will become this year’s Savers’ Choice and win a GoPro camera.”

Shepler, Logansport High School student, received the first place prize of $125. Joseph Perry, Delphi Community High School student, placed second and was awarded $100. Ezra Lewellen, Pioneer Regional School corporation student, placed third and was awarded $75 from Security Federal. The winners of the national round will be announced by the ABA on Wednesday, February 28 at 2 p.m.

“Lights, Camera, Save! gives Indiana students an opportunity to harness their creativity, learn about using money wisely and communicate those lessons with their peers,” said Annette Russell, President and CEO of Security Federal. “By creating these videos, students learn how to have a more successful financial future and we are thrilled to help reinforce that message.”

To participate, students (ages 13-18) had to 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. 1.

Videos were judged on their quality, message, content and the criteria set forth by the contest’s official rules. To learn more about the Lights, Camera, Save! video contest, visit secfedbank.com/lights-camera-save.

SOURCE: News release from Security Federal Savings Bank