The New York Fed's video competitions are sponsored by the Regional and Community Outreach team. By combining peer-to-peer learning with video technology, the competitions seek to advance financial literacy among young adults. In 2011 the New York Fed held competitions in New York City and Puerto Rico. In each region local college and university students were challenged to create a 30-second video about using credit wisely aimed at young adults.
Puerto rico Video Competition
The New York Fed held the third annual Puerto Rico
Financial Awareness Video Competition this past fall.
This year's competition was co-sponsored by the Puerto
Rico Bankers Association.
The winning video, entitled "Abre tu cuenta hoy," encourages
young adults to save for the future by opening a bank
account at a financial institution. The video was produced
by Mildred Ortiz, Joseph Soto, Mario Ramos, students from
Universidad Interamericana de Aguadilla. Ligia Gonzalez,
professor, served as an advisor to the team.
"Abre tu cuenta hoy" (Open Your Account Today)
Mildred Ortiz, Joseph Soto, Mario Ramos
Prof. Ligia Gonzalez
Universidad Interamericana de Aguadilla
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
2nd place: "Nunca es muy tarde para ahorrar" (It’s never too late to start saving)
Lorraine Valle, William Negron, Edwin Figueroa
Prof. Sonia Fritz
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon
San Juan, Puerto Rico
3rd place: "Robo de identidad" (Identity Theft)
Xavier Matos, Hector F. Colon, Christian J. Santiago
Prof. Maria V. Melendez Leon
Universidad Interamericana de Barranquitas
Barranquitas, Puerto Rico
2011 New York City Video Competition
The New York Fed held the second annual New York City Financial Awareness Video Competition this fall. This year's competition was co-sponsored by the New York Bankers Association.
The video submissions were judged by the following panel of judges:
D'Brickashaw Ferguson, professional football player, New York Jets
Jonathan Mintz, commissioner, City of New York, Department of Consumer Affairs
Diane Petzke, general manager, City of New York, Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
Jose Rodriguez, program associate, Tribeca Film Institute
The winning video, entitled "Credit Costs," was produced by Kenneth Bordes-Hollon, a student from New York City College of Technology. Ryoya Terao, assistant professor, Department of Entertainment Technology, was his advisor.
The winning video will air in local movie theaters as a public service announcement starting in late December through mid-January 2012. The video will be shown before films at E-Walk 13 on 42nd Street and Magic Johnson Harlem 9 in Manhattan, Bay Plaza 13 in the Bronx, Court Street Stadium 12 in Brooklyn, and Kaufman Astoria Stadium 14 in Queens.
by Kenneth Bordes-Hollon of New York City College of Technology
2nd place: "It's a Dog's Life"
by Chih Yao Yang, Maria Sideris, Chin Sheng "William" Hsieh of New York City College of Technology
3rd place: "The Visit"
by Ron Hatcher and Miguel Valderrama
of New York City College of Technology