Financial Awareness Video Festivals
The New York Fed's video festivals are sponsored by the Regional and Community Outreach team. By combining peer-to-peer learning with video technology, the festivals seek to advance financial literacy among young adults. The New York Fed is running two concurrent festivals: one in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and one in Puerto Rico. In each region, local college and university students are challenged to create a 30-second video—aimed at young adults—about how to build good credit.
2012-13 Winners: New York/New Jersey/ConnecticutWinners in the fourth annual Financial Awareness Video Festival were chosen by a celebrity judging panel before a live audience on Feb. 13, 2013. The winning team received a $2,500 award, and their video will be aired in movie theaters throughout New York City. More than 40 videos were entered in the competition.
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First Place: "Repair Your Credit-Repair Your Life" by Estela Melendez, Christian Guinanzaca and Byron Guinanzaca (LaGuardia Community College)
Second Place: "Keep Track of Spending"
by Stefan Bojic and Gabriela Machado Brigagao
(St. John's University)
Third Place: "It is Up to Me"
by Ron Hatcher, Javier Herrera and Anthony Marc Cruz (New York City Tech)
2012 Winners: Puerto Rico
In its fourth year, the Puerto Rico Financial Awareness Video Competition is now called the Puerto Rico Financial Awareness Video Festival.
In 2011 the New York Fed held the second New York City Financial Awareness Video Competition. The competition was co-sponsored by the New York Bankers Association.
In its third year the Puerto Rico Financial Awareness Video Competition, in conjunction with the Puerto Rico Bankers Association, received more than 30 video submissions.
In 2010 the New York Fed held a pilot competition in New York City.
Based on the successful 2009 pilot, the New York Fed opened the competition to all Puerto Rican universities.
The 2009 video pilot held in Puerto Rico tested the concept of promoting the importance of personal financial awareness through a video competition.