2014 Lights, Camera, Save! Winner Announced

NORWAY, Maine – Norway Savings Bank is proud to congratulate Chris Choyce of Denmark, winner of our local round of the Lights, Camera, Save! video contest.

The Lights, Camera, Save! video contest is one of several components of the ABA Education Foundation’s Teach Children to Save program. This component is a unique competition that encourages youth to use video to communicate the value of saving and inspire others to become lifelong savers.

Chris’ video, entitled Life of Savings, was created using stop-motion techniques. The video features Lego® characters and backgrounds that were used to demonstrate how saving money is an investment in the future. Chris’ winning video can be viewed on the Norway Savings Bank YouTube channel.

Chris is a student at Fryeburg Academy and is an active member of the Fryeburg Academy Filmmaking Workshop. His winning video submission earned him a $250 college scholarship from Norway Savings Bank, which was presented at the Bridgton branch on Wednesday, December 24th. His video has also been submitted to the American Bankers Association Education Foundation to represent Norway Savings Bank at national level of the Lights, Camera, Save! contest. Winners at the national level will receive $5,000, $2,500 or $1,000 to help fund their savings goals.

Chris Choyce, 2014 Lights, Camera, Save! winner and Kristen Charette, Vice President &  Branch Manager, Norway Savings Bank Bridgton office.

Pictured: Chris Choyce, 2014 Lights, Camera, Save! winner and Kristen Charette, Vice President & Branch Manager, Norway Savings Bank Bridgton office.

About the Teach Children to Save program

The Teach Children to Save program is a national campaign that organizes bank volunteers to educate young people about the importance of developing a lifelong savings habit. Since 1997, the campaign has reached more than 6.4 million young people with the help of some 146,400 banker volunteers, an annual awareness day–Teach Children to Save Day –and the Teach Children to Save Web site: https://www.aba.com/advocacy/community-programs/teach-children-save. Teach Children to Save Day 2015 is Friday, April 24.

About Norway Savings Bank

Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of November 30, 2014, Norway Savings Bank had $999 million in total assets and provided financial services to over 38 thousand households throughout western and southern Maine. Norway Savings Bank has 24 branch locations and operates divisions in asset management, personal banking and business banking. In December 2014, BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm, honored Norway Savings Bank with its highest 5-Star rating for the last 100 consecutive quarters. In 2007 and 2008, Norway Savings Bank was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine by the Society for Human Resource Management’s Maine State Council. Norway earned the Financial Marketing Excellence Award from the American Bankers Association for its “Colorful Solutions” brand campaign in 2009. Most recently, Norway Savings Bank was awarded the 2013 Governor’s Award for Business Excellence, recognized as one of the 2013 Best Banks to Work For by American Banker and Best Companies Group, and distinguished as a Gold-Level Well Workplace by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). Norway also received the Gold-Level Well Workplace award from WELCOA in 2011. This award distinguishes Norway Savings Bank as one of the healthiest companies in America. For more information, visit www.norwaysavingsbank.com.