Social Media Prize: 2014 Savvy Credit Video Festival, "Debt Stalker" by Joseph Cusmano, John Touhey, Taylor Aufiero (Manhattan College).
The New York Fed's Savvy Credit Video Festival seeks to engage, educate and empower young adults to be smart users of credit.
The festival challenges college students to produce a 30-second video promoting wise credit use among young adults. The contest provides students the opportunity to learn about the value of financial literacy and good credit through creative means. More than 31 videos were entered in the competition from 18 colleges and universities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Each year, the New York Fed sponsors two festivals: one in Puerto Rico and another for the tri-state region.
Submitted videos were voted on by the public, with finalists judged by a celebrity panel before a live audience at a special event on February 5, 2014. Winning teams received prizes; first place included a cash award and the opportunity to have their video screened in New York City movies theaters.