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American Riviera Bank’s Lights, Camera, Save! Local Winner Selected as National Finalist

American Riviera Bank’s Lights, Camera, Save! Local Winner Selected as National Finalist

News item March 18, 2021 by American Riviera Bank

American Riviera Bank’s Lights, Camera, Save! local winner, Amelyse Wong of Santa Barbara, has been named a national finalist by the American Bankers Association Foundation. Lights, Camera, Save! is an annual video contest that encourages teens ages 13-18 to produce a short, 30-second film that communicates the importance of sound money management.

Wong is one of eight students selected to compete for several awards, including a $5,000 grand prize. The finalists will face off in a bracket-style tournament hosted on ABA’s Instagram page from March 23 to 25. Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite video to make it to the next round. The winning student will be announced on Friday, March 26.

This year, 117 banks hosted 133 contests in 47 states as a part of Lights, Camera, Save! Wong’s video highlighted how to stop spending everything you earn, budgeting, and ID protection in a short, animated game show simulation.

All of us at American Riviera Bank are thrilled Amelyse is being recognized for finding such a creative and effective way to share valuable savings lessons with her peers. We hope everyone on the Central Coast will take a few minutes out of their day to support a local student and cast their vote for Amelyse Wong.

Jeff DeVine, President and Chief Executive Officer

This is the second year in a row that American Riviera Bank’s winner has been selected as a National Finalist. Last year’s winner, Michaela Oh, went on to win the national contest and received $5,000 from the American Bankers Association.

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