Press Release
Celebrity Panel to Pick Winner of New York Fed’s Financial Awareness Video Festival
February 7, 2013

NEW YORK—The Federal Reserve Bank of New York will host the fourth annual Financial Awareness Video Festival finals on February 13 at 5:00 p.m. A panel of celebrity judges, including personal finance expert Suze Orman, the Tribeca Film Institute’s Jose Rodriguez, and actor Ashley Springer will pick the winner out of a finalist pool. The event will be emceed by CNBC’s Steve Liesman. The winning video will be screened in New York City cinemas and its creators will receive a team award of $2,500.

The competition challenges local college and university students to create a 30-second video—aimed at young adults—about how to build good credit.  This year, more than 40 videos from 11 colleges and universities were submitted.

Public voting has been open for more than a month on the web site of the festival’s co-sponsor, the New York Bankers Association, and will close on February 12.  

Media interested in attending are asked to contact Kevin Sajdak at or 212-720-6143.

To continue the conversation on Twitter and discuss your favorite videos, use the hashtag: #FedVideoVote

About the New York Fed’s Financial Awareness Video Festival
The Video Festival promotes smart credit use by young adults. Local college and university students are challenged to create a 30-second video—aimed at their peers—about how to build good credit. The New York Fed runs two concurrent competitions: one in New York State and northern New Jersey, and one in Puerto Rico. The Financial Awareness Video Festival is sponsored by the New York Fed's Regional and Community Outreach team.

Financial Awareness Video Festival Voting offsite

New York Fed’s Financial Awareness Video Festival Home Page »

Kevin Sajdak
(212) 720-6143

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