Financial Awareness Video Contest
Students from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón after winning the 2016 Financial Awareness Video Contest. Pictured from left to right: Students Zaida M. Ramos Ramos, Edwin A. Rivera Quiñones and Ednalis N. Rodriguez Marcano, Executive Vice President of the Puerto Rico Bankers Association Zoimé Alvarez, New York Fed Associate Director Javier Silva, New York Fed Director Tony Davis and Universidad del Sagrado Corazón Professor Sonia Fritz. (Edwin Ramos)

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.

2016 Contest Puts the Spotlight on Small Business

The 2016 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. Sixteen videos by 102 students from eight universities.

The winning video was produced by students from the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón. The video, titled "Y tu, Que esperas?," or "And you, what are you waiting for?," provides tips on how to start and finance a small business.

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.

Winning Videos
First Place: "Y tú, ¿Qué esperas?"
Zaida M. Ramos Ramos, Ednalis N. Rodríguez Marcano , Edwin A. Rivera Quiñones
Universidad del Sagrado Corazón
Second Place: "Un Nuevo comienzo para mi negocio"
Hilsies Fariña Santiago , José D. Torres Quiñones , Yamira N. Santiago
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras
Third Place: "El niño empresario dentro de tí"
Leslián S. Hernández Arbelo, Christian J. Zengotita Alvarado
Universidad del Sagrado Corazón
Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Aguadilla
People's Choice Award: "From Scratch"
Anaís S. Deliz Dávila, Janiel Hernández Aponte, Josean Cintrón Rodríguez
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Humacao