We’re Looking for Savings Stars!

Montecito Bank & Trust is proud to participate in the American Bankers Association's Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. Students must be 13—18 years old as of February 21, 2022. The contest encourages youth to use video to communicate the value of saving and inspire others to become smart money managers. So get those cell phones or video cameras out and get creative! We want to hear your creative and unique messages about the importance of being responsible with money. Entering is easy!

Download our flyer for more information (PDF)

Download the entry form (PDF)

Tips for entering!

  1. Make sure your topic is relevant. Any personal finance themed entries will be accepted. Some ideas include:

    • Saving Strategies

    • Spending Responsibly

    • Using Credit Wisely

    • Saving for College

    • Managing Debt

    • Protecting Your Identity

    • Retirement

  2. Create a video that shows the value of sound money management in a way that will appeal to other teens. Have fun and be creative! Vides will be judged according to the following weighted criteria:

    • Production value/presentation quality (30%)

    • Creativity (30%)

    • Message content and relevance towards theme (40%)

  3. Check out the National ABA Finalists from 2021.

  4. All videos must be 30 seconds or less, use NO copyrighted material and do not include brand advertisement - remove clothing labels, sports teams, car emblems, store logos, and all other identifiers from your video.
    Official Rules - local contest (PDF)
    ABA rules (PDF)

  5. Submit your video via YouTube link (no DVDs or flash drives accepted) and completed entry form to Montecito Bank & Trust by March 31, 2022.

    Submit via email to: [email protected], drop off to your local Montecito Bank & Trust Branch or by mail to:

    Montecito Bank & Trust
    Attn: Brianna Aguilar, AVP/Events & Community Programs Officer
    PO Box 2460
    Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Montecito Bank & Trust will select local 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners and will forward our 1st place winner to the National ABA Competition.

Local Prizes:

1st: $300 VISA® Gift Card
2nd: $200 VISA® Gift Card
3rd: $100 VISA® Gift Card

National Individual Prizes:

1st: $5,000
2nd: $2,500
3rd: $1,000