Public can vote on PR Financial Awareness video contest

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Puerto Rico Bankers Association Executive Vice President Zoimé Álvarez-Rubio.

The Puerto Rico Bankers Association is asking the general public to cast their vote for the “People’s Choice Award” as part of its Puerto Rico Financial Awareness Video Contest 2016, its annual video competition on financial education, aimed at college students.

The voting period starts today through Jan. 27. This competition is done in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

To participate, voters must register their email in the special site dedicated to the video competition that has been created in the Bankers Association website. The award ceremony will be held Feb. 10 at the Center for Puerto Rico in Río Piedras.

“We thank all university students who have participated in this new edition of the Puerto Rico Financial Awarenesss Video Contest. We urge university, banking industry employees, and the general public to visit our website, vote and support the talent in our colleges,” said Zoimé Álvarez-Rubio, executive vice president of the Bankers Association.

Student participants developed 30-second videos on financial issues, with a total of 18 videos submitted to compete. Participants include students from Sacred Heart University, Inter American University, Barranquitas campus; University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón, Humacao, Mayagüez and Río Piedras campuses; and the Universidad del Este and the Metropolitan University, both from the Ana G. Méndez University System.

Participants and winning videos can be viewed through the Bankers Association YouTube channel.

The group that wins the “People’s Choice Award” will participate in a dinner with event sponsors. In addition to the People’s Choice Award, the jury will award three other prizes for the best contest videos selected.

The first place winners will each receive a prize of $700 and tickets to New York for a three-day, two-night stay. The second place will receive a $700 prize for each member of the group, and third place will receive a prize of $500 per participant.

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