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Financial Awareness Video Contest Winners Recognized

By on February 1, 2016

Initiative Has Become Popular Among Puerto Rico’s College Students

The Puerto Rico Bankers Association (PRBA) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRB-N.Y.) have announced this year’s winners of the Financial Awareness Video Contest, now in its seventh edition.

The event took place last week at La Fundación Sila M. Calderón’s Centro para Puerto Rico (Sila M. Calderón Foundation’s Center for P.R.), in San Juan’s Río Piedras district.

A total of 99 students from 14 higher education institutions islandwide took part in this year’s contest. With commercial credit to start a business as the main topic, the participating students developed 29, 30-second videos.

“We thank the college students who participated in the seventh edition of the Financial Awareness Video Contest, which allowed students to demonstrate their talent while contributing to the association’s educational mission,” said Zoimé Álvarez Rubio, PRBA executive vice president.

The winning video was “No abandones tus ideas” (“Don’t abandon your ideas”), created by Brandon Cruz González, Wensi Pierre Natera and Gabriel S. Rivera Vázquez of University of Puerto Rico’s Río Piedras campus.

Winners Financial Awareness VideoSecond place went to “Imagina tus Doggy Burgers” (“Imagine your Doggy Burgers”), developed by José Ducos García, Jann Jerez Rivera and Milton Vélez, of Universidad del Sagrado Corazón.

The third place winner was “Tu banco el crédito te dará” (“Your bank will give you credit”), created by Juan Tomás López, Juan Antonio Rivera and Yeselika Mari Rivera of Inter American University’s (Universidad Interamericana’s) Aguadilla campus.

The People’s Choice Award went to “Manifiesta el Empresario que Hay en Ti” (“Manifest the entrepreneur within you”) created by students Dayanne Meléndez Rosario, Nashmia M. Samrah Miranda and Raúl A. Samrah Miranda, of University of Puerto Rico’s Bayamón campus.

First-place winners received $700 each plus round-trip tickets for a three-day, two-night stay in New York City. Second-place winners received $700 each, while third-place winners got $500 each. Winners of the People’s Choice Award will enjoy a dinner with the contest’s sponsors.

“The Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y. is a proud co-sponsor of the Financial Awareness Video contest. The winning videos show the work of talented local college students who inspire young people to become entrepreneurs and establish their own businesses,” said Javier Silva, FRB-N.Y. community affairs official.

This year’s participating and winning videos can be seen on YouTube.

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