OTTAWA, Sept. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - As part of Financial Literacy Month (FLM) starting on November 1, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) announced its second annual video contest today. With the theme "How talking about money with… helped me…," the contest invites young Canadians aged 13 to 19 (as of November 30, 2013) to submit a 30-second to 2-minute video in which they demonstrate how the fact of talking about money with someone close to them helped them reach a specific financial goal. The videos must end with the line: "Financial Understanding. It Just Adds Up."
A panel of three judges chosen by FCAC will evaluate the videos received from all participants eligible for the contest. Marks will be given on the basis of the creativity, production quality and messaging of the submission. The creators of the top three videos chosen by the panel will receive:
- 1st place: a 13-inch MacBook Pro
- 2nd place: a 16-GB iPad with Wi-Fi
- 3rd place: an 8-GB iPod Touch.
A special "People's Choice" award of a $50 iTunes gift card will be given to the creator of the video that gets the most "likes" on YouTube by December 11. On December 4, the videos of eight finalists will be featured on the FCAC's YouTube channel, and the names of all the winners will be posted on FCAC's website by December 13.
Are you looking for ideas? Check out the videos from the 2012 FLM video contest on FCAC's YouTube channel.
To participate in the contest, entrants must send their video presentation in English or in French with a completed Entry Form to FCAC by November 30, 2013. The videos must be in MPeg4 format, in either standard definition or high definition. To be eligible, entrants under the age of majority in their province or territory of residence must obtain the consent of a parent or legal guardian.
Details on how to submit your video, and complete contest rules and regulations are available on the FLM Video Contest page.
Only videos that meet the rules and eligibility criteria for participants in the contest will be uploaded onto FCAC's YouTube channel.
With educational materials and interactive tools, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) provides objective information about financial products and services to help Canadians increase their financial knowledge and confidence in managing their personal finances. FCAC informs consumers about their rights and responsibilities when dealing with banks and federally regulated trust, loan and insurance companies. FCAC also makes sure that federally regulated financial institutions, payment card network operators and external complaints bodies comply with legislation and industry commitments intended to protect consumers.
You can reach us through FCAC's Consumer Services Centre by calling toll-free 1-866-461-3222 (TTY: 613-947-7771 or 1-866-914-6097) or by visiting our website: itpaystoknow.gc.ca.
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Video with caption: "Tanner Kelly, a 15-year-old student from Kingston, Ontario, won the "People's Choice" in the 2012 FLM video contest. His video, which explains how he is saving for university, got the most "likes" on YouTube.". Video available at: http://youtu.be/HHhMUiv5bfg
Image with caption: "November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada. (CNW Group/Government of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130913_C6710_PHOTO_EN_30759.jpg
SOURCE: Government of Canada
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Julie Hauser Media Relations Officer 613-941-4168
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