The Financial Awareness Video Contest seeks to promote knowledge of economics, finance and business by challenging teams of college and university students in Puerto Rico to produce 30-second videos aimed at educating other young adults on a select topic.
The 2015 competition, sponsored by the Puerto Rico Bankers Association and Federal Reserve Bank of New York, focused on small business. Students were tasked with creating a video that covered one or more of the following topics: how to start a small business; how to finance a small business; and how to export. Twenty-nine videos by 99 students from 14 universities across Puerto Rico were submitted and evaluated by a panel of experts.
The winning video was produced by students from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. The video, titled “No Abandones tus Ideas,” or “Do Not Abandon Your Ideas,” provides tips on how to start and finance a small business. The video will air in select movie theaters in Puerto Rico later this year.
As part of their prize, the winning team will receive career advice and a trip to New York to learn about the Federal Reserve and visit the New York Fed's Museum and Learning Center.
For more information or questions about the Financial Awareness Video Contest in Puerto Rico, contact Associate Director of Community Engagement Javier Silva.