Lights, Camera, Save!
Lights, Camera, Save! Press Release

Lights, Camera, Save! Teen Video Contest Underway at Planters Bank

Winner eligible for a $5,000 grand prize

Indianola, Mississippi – Planters 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 students an opportunity to harness their creativity, learn about using money wisely and communicate those lessons with their peers," said Christopher Lewis, CRA Officer for Planters 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 30-second self made video  and submit a link to the video along with a completed entry form to by March 1, 2021. Topics for the video can be automatic savings, budgeting, credit score, debit or  paying for college. Students are encouraged to put their  creativity to the test. Videos will be judged on their quality, message, content and the criteria set forth by the contest's official rules.

Planters 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. During the first round of judging,  Planters will select a first place winner  ($500), second place winner ($250) and third place winner ($100).

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Celebrating over 100 years of banking, Planters Bank was founded in 1920 in Ruleville, MS. Planters Bank has grown to a region-wide banking system, with assets over one billion dollars, serving fourteen communities in twenty locations, as the bank of choice for customers across Mississippi and the region. Planters is certified by the U.S. Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a designation earned by approximately 100 banks nationwide. Learn more at or on Facebook. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.