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LIGHTS, CAMERA, SAVE! VIDEO CONTEST
OFFICIAL 2023 RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE
ODDS OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
ELIGIBILITY. The Lights, Camera, Save! Video Contest (“Contest”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the
District of Columbia who live in the United States or the District of Columbia and are between ages thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) as
of October 1, 2023. Children of employees and their immediate family and household members (whether or not related) of the American Bankers Association Foundation (“ABAF”) and Plinqit, Inc. (collectively, “Sponsors”), the American Bankers Association, any
participating financial institution (“PFI”), and any of their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, independent contractors, officers,
directors, advertising and promotion agencies, and all other entities or individuals associated with the development, administration, or
fulfillment of this Contest (collectively, the “Contest Entities”) are not eligible to participate in this Contest. All applicable federal, state,
and local laws and regulations apply.
CONTEST PERIOD. Contest begins at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on October 1, 2023 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on
December 1, 2023 (“Contest Period”). Sponsors’ clock is the official timekeeper for this Contest.
HOW TO ENTER. All entries must be received in the manner described in the official entry packet during the Contest Period to be
eligible for prizes. Obtain an official entry packet from a PFI and review and follow the instructions in the packet to enter the Contest.
You (an “entrant”) can participate in the Contest by: (1) submitting at your local PFI, if you are not a minor; or (2) having your parent
or legal guardian submit at your local PFI, if you are a minor, a completed entry packet (entry form and Affidavit or Parent/Guardian
Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release). In addition to the completed entry packet, you must also submit electronically
by November 30, 2023, an original video that conforms to the “Submission Requirements” noted below (“Video”) by: (1) posting the
Video on YouTube.com or other PFI-designated social networking or video sharing websites (collectively, the “Designated Websites”);
and (2) providing the link to the Video in the completed entry packet.
An unlimited number of PFIs may participate in the Contest; however, Sponsors cannot guarantee that each state and the District of
Columbia will have at least one (1) PFI participating in the Contest. There is no limit to the number of entries at each PFI. Prior to
entering the Contest, entrants (if not minors in their legal state of residence) or parents and/or legal guardians of minor entrants
must acknowledge that they agree: (1) to their/their child’s entry in the Contest; and (2) that the Contest Entities shall have a
license (discussed further in the “Use of Videos and Entry Information” section below) in and to their/their child’s submitted
Video (including all material embodied therein) immediately upon submission.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS. Limit one (1) Video per entrant, regardless of PFI and/or method of entry. Submission of
multiple Videos by or on behalf of the same entrant (including submission of one Video at more than one PFI) will result in
ineligibility with respect to all Videos submitted by or on behalf of that entrant. Videos must concern a money-related topic and
showcase sound personal financial skills, including but not limited to budgeting, credit scores, retirement, protecting financial identity,
paying for college, and managing debt, keeping in mind the “Judging Criteria” section below.
Each Video submitted in connection with the Contest must be: (1) in English; (2) no more than thirty (30) seconds in length; and (3) the
entrant’s original work.
Videos must not, as determined in Sponsors’ sole and absolute discretion: (1) have ever been previously published; (2) infringe upon
any rights of any third party including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, and rights of publicity and/or privacy; (3) copy,
incorporate, or include music or video from any movies, commercials, radio, television, or the Internet, unless the entrant is the lawful
copyright owner of such material; (4) be or contain any content that is or may be perceived as violent, immoral, defamatory, derogatory, offensive, illegal, sexually suggestive, obscene, or similarly inappropriate, or that represents Contest Entities or any financial institution in a negative way or in any manner not consistent with their brand and/or reputation; (5) contain, include, or encourage images or activities that are dangerous, unsafe, or present unreasonable risk of harm to person or property; (6) suggest or imply to any person to undertake any dangerous, unsafe, or unduly risky activity; (7) be dangerous or unsafe to make or produce; (8) contain any mention, discussion, logo, trademark, service mark, storefront, trade dress, mascot, photograph, or other image or intellectual property of any business or company without that entity’s prior written consent; and (9) contain any names or private and/or sensitive information about the entrant or anyone else. Such inappropriate Videos are strictly prohibited, and any Video in violation of the above requirements and restrictions, as determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, shall be deemed void.
Videos do not have to include any people, but if a Video includes anyone other than the entrant, that entrant (if not a minor in his/her
legal state of residence) or that minor entrant’s parents and/or legal guardians must have received each person’s permission to submit the Video for the Contest prior to submitting the Video. By submitting a Video that includes pictures or images of any people other than the entrant, that entrant (if not a minor in his/her legal state of residence) or that minor entrant’s parents and/or legal guardians represent and warrant to Sponsors that said entrant or parents and/or legal guardians of minor entrants have obtained express permission of such people to submit a Video including their likeness or image to Sponsors in connection with this Contest, with the understanding that upon submission, Contest Entities have a license (as discussed in the “Use of Videos and Entry Information” section below) in and to the Video. Contest Entities shall consider the entrant to be the person whose name is on the completed entry packet associated with a Video, regardless of how many other individuals appear in a Video. Each Video and accompanying entry packet may have only one individual listed as the entrant.
By submitting a Video in the Contest, each entrant and, if the entrant is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian represent and warrant
that the above requirements have been met. Failure to satisfy these requirements, as determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute
discretion, may result in ineligibility with respect to all Videos submitted by or on behalf of that entrant.
GENERAL RULES. By submitting a Video in connection with the Contest, each entrant is granting to Sponsors an exclusive
license to use the Video, and an entrant or those acting on behalf of an entrant may not during the Contest Period distribute,
disseminate, sell, use, license, or post the Video or any copies thereof in any medium (including other Internet sites, with the
exception of Designated Websites, as discussed in the “How to Enter” section above) without the prior express written consent
of Sponsors. Additionally, Videos cannot be entered in other contests or promotions. Contest Entities and Releasees (as defined below) shall not be responsible for non-conforming, lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, delayed, undelivered, misdirected, or illegible entries or Videos (or any component thereof) or for inaccurate entry information, whether caused by Sponsors or entrant or by any computer, technical, or human error or malfunction that may occur in the processing or judging of Videos, the administration of this Contest, or in the announcement of prizes. Additionally, Contest Entities and Releasees (as defined below) shall not be responsible for incorrect or changed URLs concerning Videos posted on Designated Websites. Incomplete and/or duplicate Videos are not permitted and will be deemed void. The use of any device to automate the entry and/or voting process is absolutely prohibited, and any such entries and/or votes shall be void. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to void suspect Videos, entries, and/or votes or to modify, cancel, terminate, or suspend the Contest should a virus, bug, or other cause corrupt or impair the administration, security, or integrity of the Contest.
USE OF VIDEOS AND ENTRY INFORMATION. By entering this Contest and submitting a Video, each entrant and, if the entrant
is a minor, his/her parent(s) or legal guardian(s), as a condition of participation in the Contest: (a) grants a royalty-free, perpetual, and
JUDGING CRITERIA FOR THE PRELIMINARY AND FINAL ROUNDS. For the Preliminary and Final Rounds (defined and
discussed below), all Videos shall be judged based on the following weighted criteria: (1) 40% for message (the content covered in the
Video should be relevant, concern a money-related topic, and showcase sound personal financial skills, including but not limited to
budgeting, credit scores, retirement, protecting financial identity, paying for college, and managing debt); (2) 30% for production value,
a/k/a presentation quality; and (3) 30% for creativity. In the event of a tie in the Preliminary and/or Final Rounds, Videos shall be rated
on an additional category by the same panel of judges based on “overall impression.” The rating for the “overall impression” category
shall be based on a scale of one (1) to ten (10) with one (1) being the lowest score and ten (10) being the highest score. The tie shall be broken and awarded to the highest cumulative score of the “overall impression” category rating from all participating judges.
SELECTION OF WINNERS.
Preliminary Round – PFI Selections: From December 1-8, 2023, each PFI shall judge all eligible Videos submitted at its location
based on the “Judging Criteria for the Preliminary and Final Rounds” section above and select one (1) winning Video. PFIs that have
more than one (1) location/branch in a state may submit only one (1) winning Video per state. PFIs that have more than one (1)
location/branch in a state are responsible for coordinating, judging, and selecting (based on the criteria in the “Judging Criteria” section above) one (1) winning Video from among all Videos submitted to that PFI in a state. PFIs operating in multiple states may submit one (1) winning Video from each state. The PFI for each state is responsible for notifying the entrant (if not a minor) or parent or legal guardian (if a minor) of the entrant’s Video as being selected as a winner in the Preliminary Round.
Second Round – Voting on Instagram : If a Video is selected as a winner by a PFI in the Preliminary Round, the entrant (if not
a minor) or parent or legal guardian of entrant (if a minor) must submit a physical file of the Video to Sponsors between
December 8, 2023 through January 5, 2024, as described in the official entry packet.
Beginning on January 16, 2024, each Video that was selected as a winner by a PFI in the Preliminary Round and whose entrant (if not
a minor) or parent or legal guardian (if a minor) submitted a physical file of the Video to ABAF from December 8, 2023 through January 5, 2024, will be posted in randomly selected pairs of two (2) to the American Bankers Association official Instagram account at “AmericanBankersAssociation.” Sponsors or their designees will randomly select the pairings of Videos to compete to advance to the Final Round. In the event there is an uneven number of Videos in the Second Round, three (3) Videos will be randomly selected by
Sponsors or their designees for a three (3)-way face-off, in which one (1) winner will be selected from those three (3) Videos to advance to the Final Round.
Voting for the Second Round will take place on or about January 16, 2024 through January 19, 2024 (“Voting Period”). The
actual length of the Voting Period will depend on the number of eligible PFI selected winners in the Preliminary Round, and
Sponsor or its designees will advise of the specific Voting Period on https://www.aba.com/advocacy/community-programs/lightscamera-save (the “Contest Website”) on January 12, 2024. Only participants with active Instagram accounts will be able to vote. Limit one (1) vote per Instagram account/profile per matchup of Videos. Submission of multiple votes per matchup of Videos by or on behalf of the same Instagram account/profile will result in ineligibility with respect to all votes submitted from that
Each Video that receives the most votes in each two-way face-off (or three-way face-off in the event there is an uneven number of
Videos in the Second Round) will advance to the Final Round. In the event of a tie in a two-way face-off (or three-way face-off in the
event there is an uneven number of Videos in the Second Round), the winner shall be determined by the Video that received the higher
score in the Preliminary Round.
Final Round: There will be a total of four (4) winners (each, as “Winner”) chosen in the Final Round. Three Winners will be chosen
by Sponsors’ Choice and one Winner will be chosen by Bankers’ Choice, as noted below.
Final Round – Sponsors’ Choice: Judging for the Final Round shall occur on or about January 22-26, 2024. Sponsors or their
designees shall judge all eligible Videos selected as a winner in the Second Round based on the “Judging Criteria for the Preliminary
and Final Rounds” section above and shall select the top five (5) finalists (“Finalists”). On February 2, 2024, the Finalists will be
announced on the American Bankers Association official Instagram site (“ABA Instragram site”). From these Finalists, Sponsors shall select one (1) grand prize Winner, one (1) second place Winner, and one (1) third place Winner. On or about February 20, 2024, the
three Winners will be announced on the ABA Instagram Site. Winners do not have to be present to win.
Final Round – Bankers’ Choice: At the 2024 Conference for Community Bankers (“Conference”), February 11-13, 2024, attendees at
the Conference will be allowed to vote in person or by app while at the Conference, for their favorite Video from the Finalists selected
by Sponsors in the Final Round. Limit one vote per attendee. The submission of multiple votes will result in ineligibility with respect to
all votes submitted by that attendee. The Video with the most votes at the Conference shall win the Bankers’ Choice prize. The Bankers’ Choice Winner will be announced at the Conference and on the Conference app on February 13, 2023. Winner does not have to be present to win. A Winner in Bankers’ Choice may also be a Winner in Sponsors’ Choice.
Final Round Prizes: Total of four (4) prizes (each, a “Prize,” and collectively, “Prizes”) awarded.
Sponsors’ Choice Prizes: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive $5,000. One (1) Second Place Winner will receive $2,500. One
(1) Third Place Winner will receive $1,000. Each Sponsors’ Choice Winner (if not a minor) or parent or legal guardian of each Sponsors’
Choice Winner (if a minor) is solely responsible for all costs and expenses related to receipt and/or use of a Prize, including but not
limited to taxes.
Bankers’ Choice Prize: One (1) Winner will receive a ‘content creator’ prize bundle comprised of items of Sponsors’ choice related
to video and social media creation, with a verifiable retail value of $500. The Bankers’ Choice Winner (if not a minor) or parent or
legal guardian of the Bankers’ Choice Winner (if a minor) is solely responsible for all costs and expenses related to receipt and/or use
of a Prize, including but not limited to taxes.
Total Verifiable Retail Value of all Prizes: $9,000.
HOW TO CLAIM PRIZES.
On or about January 29, 2024, Sponsors or their designees will reasonably attempt to notify via telephone and/or email each PFI from
where the Final Round Winners’ Videos originated. Sponsors or their designees will then reasonably attempt to notify each Final Round
Winner (if not a minor) or parent or legal guardian of each Final Round Winner (if a minor) of his/her or his/her child’s winning status
via the telephone number and/or email address provided in his/her entry packet. If the Final Round Winner (if not a minor) or parent or
legal guardian of a Final Round Winner (if a minor) does not respond to the contact attempt within five (5) business days of the
notification date, or if the Final Round Winner (if not a minor) or parent or legal guardian of a Final Round Winner (if a minor) declines
a Prize, Sponsors or their designees may select another Final Round Winner, at and in a manner to be determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Each Final Round Winner (if not a minor) or each minor Final Round Winner’s parent or legal guardian must
confirm his/her or his/her child’s eligibility and accept the Prize on his/her or his/her child’s behalf. To accept and receive a Prize, each
Final Round Winner (if not a minor) or a parent or legal guardian of a minor Final Round Winner must complete, sign, and return an
Affidavit of Eligibility (“Affidavit”) and, where lawful, Liability/Publicity Release (“Release”) (collectively, “Affidavit and Release”)
by February 4, 2024. If the indicated forms are not signed and returned by the time indicated on the documents, or if a Final Round
Winner does not meet the eligibility criteria or is otherwise unwilling or unable to comply with these Official Rules, or cannot be
contacted by February 7, 2024, an alternate Final Round Winner may be selected at and in a manner to be determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.
ODDS. Odds of winning a Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.
PUBLICITY. Unless prohibited by law, participation in the Contest constitutes each entrant’s and, if the entrant is a minor, his/her
parent or legal guardian’s consent for Contest Entities to use each parent or legal guardian’s name (if the entrant is a minor) and the
entrant’s name, age, hometown, and state of residence for Contest or promotional purposes in any media now known or later developed, without payment or consideration to the entrant or his/her parent(s) or legal guardian(s). Acceptance of a Prize constitutes permission for Contest Entities and their designees to use each Final Round Winner’s name, Video, photograph, image, likeness, and/or statement in any manner and in any medium for purposes of advertising and trade without additional compensation, authorization, or remuneration, except where prohibited by law. Winners will be announced in late February 2024.
PRIVACY. Sponsors will collect personal data from entrants and parents and/or legal guardians of minor entrants when they enter this
Contest, and this information will be used for the purposes of administering the Contest, publicizing the Contest, and other promotional purposes that benefit Sponsors.
GENERAL CONDITIONS. By participating in this Contest, each entrant and, if the entrant is a minor, his/her parent(s) or legal
guardian(s) agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions or interpretation of Sponsors or their designees regarding the
Official Rules, which are final and legally binding in all respects. In the event that a Prize cannot be awarded for any reason or a Final
Round Winner is not capable of redeeming a Prize for any reason, Sponsors shall not be obligated to award any Prize, and Sponsors
reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, whether or not to substitute a Prize (or portion of a Prize) with a prize of
comparable or greater value or cash value. If, for any reason, more than the stated number of Prizes are available and/or claimed,
Sponsors reserve the right to award the Prizes in such category by random drawing from among eligible Prize claimants in such Prize
category or in a manner to be determined by Sponsors in their sole and absolute discretion. Non-compliance with these Official Rules
may result in disqualification. An individual is not a Winner until he/she and his/her parent(s) or legal guardian(s), if Winner is a minor,
have fully complied with these Official Rules. No transfer, assignment, or substitution of a Prize is permitted. Prizes are not
exchangeable for merchandise or services.
GENERAL RELEASE AND WAIVER OF CLAIMS. By entering the Contest and/or accepting a Prize, each entrant and, if the
entrant is a minor, his/her parent(s) or legal guardian(s) (for himself/herself and his/her heirs) hereby releases Contest Entities, Instagram, Designated Websites, and all of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective directors, officers, governors, employees, shareholders, and agents (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all liability, loss, harm, damage, cost, expense, or claims including, but not limited to, third party claims based on: (a) publicity and/or privacy rights, defamation, and intellectual property associated with the entrant or Winner’s participation in the Contest, redemption of any Prize in connection with the Contest, and/or use or misuse of any Prize in connection with the Contest, including, but not limited to, all reasonable counsel fees and court costs incurred, property damage, personal injury, and/or death; (b) anything related to the production, promotion, or execution of the Contest (or participation therein), including preemption, cancellation, or rescheduling; and (c) anything that may occur in connection with acceptance and/or use of the Prizes or while participating in the Contest, even if caused or contributed to by the negligence of Releasees.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. Neither Sponsors nor any other Releasees shall be responsible for lost, late, incomplete, stolen,
misdirected, illegible, or incomplete entries. Neither Sponsors nor any other Releasees shall be responsible for any incorrect or
inaccurate information, whether caused by Sponsors, Releasees, entrants, tampering, or by any of the equipment or programming
associated with or utilized in the Contest, and neither Sponsors nor any Releasees shall assume responsibility for any error, omission,
defect, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to the materials related to the Contest. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and
absolute discretion, to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the entry process, the voting process, or the operation of the Contest; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent or apparent intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, embarrass, harm, or harass, in any way, any other person. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned by reason of, but not limited to, business or market circumstances, force majeure, public health concerns, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants or entrants’ parents and/or legal guardians, fraud, or any other causes which, Sponsors in their sole and absolute discretion, deem could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, or the Contest is otherwise not capable of running as planned, Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest. If such malfunction, error, disruption, or damage occurs, and it impairs the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper play of the Contest, Sponsors may, in their sole and absolute discretion, suspend or terminate the Contest or any portion thereof by posting a notice on their websites or at PFI locations. If the Contest or any portion of the Contest is terminated before the end of the Contest Period, Sponsors may select Winners or the remaining Winners from all eligible entries received as of the termination date of the Contest. IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSORS OR ANY RELEASEES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES, CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES RESULTING
FROM OR ARISING FROM PARTICIPATION IN, OR THE PRODUCTION, PROMOTION, OR ADMINISTRATION OF, THE CONTEST, OR ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, MISUSE, OR NONUSE OF A PRIZE THAT MAY BE AWARDED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT, AN ENTRANT’S PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN, OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD ANY SUCH ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES. By participating in the Contest, each entrant and, if the entrant is a minor, his/her parent(s)
or legal guardian(s), fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsors and their
designees, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. By participating in the Contest, each entrant and, if the
entrant is a minor, his/her parent(s) or legal guardian(s), waives any right to claim ambiguity in these Official Rules. In the event of any
inconsistency with any other materials, these Official Rules shall govern.
MISCELLANEOUS. Each entry and Video are subject to verification by Sponsors and their designees.
NON-WAIVER. The failure or delay by Sponsors or their designees in enforcing any particular clause, provision, or aspect of these
Official Rules shall not impact the validity, enforceability, or effect of any other clause, provision, or aspect of these Official Rules.
VENUE AND APPLICABLE LAW. This Contest will be administered in the District of Columbia, and by participating, all entrants
and, if applicable, their parents and/or legal guardians agree that: (a) the laws of the District of Columbia will apply exclusively to this
Contest, and (b) any dispute with respect to this Contest will be resolved exclusively in the federal courts located in the District of
WINNERS’ LIST. A list of Winners will be posted on the Contest website upon notification and confirmation of winners. Winners’
List will include each Winner’s first name, last initial, city, state, PFI, and prize.
SPONSORS: The American Bankers Association Foundation and Plinqit, Inc.
This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other individual or
entity other than the Sponsors and the American Bankers Association.
© 2023 ABA Foundation. All Rights Reserved.