First Security Bank & Trust and its spokesperson, Iowa Hawkeyes Quarterback Spencer Petras, were recognized with multiple honors during the 31st Annual Iowa Motion Picture Awards ceremony, recognizing excellence in Iowa-based visual media. First Security and Petras received Awards of Achievement in the following categories:
Commercials with a Budget of $1,000-$4,999
- Spencer to the Rescue
- In this video, Spencer Petras steps in to rescue a group of young football players who are struggling on the field.
Petras also won in the Spokesperson category
- Spencer Petras
- In a series of videos, Petras promotes First Security’s services and dedication to financial literacy, including the tagline, “Don’t be a ‘Spend-ster.’ Listen to Spencer and save money with First Security.”
“We are thrilled to be recognized with these awards,” said Matt Bradley, Marketing & Communications Manager. “We’ve loved every minute we’ve spent working with Spencer Petras, and we’re glad to see that the fun we had making these videos shone through. Petras is a great spokesperson for us and our financial literacy outreach.”
Petras’s role as First Security spokesperson was made possible through a landmark United States Supreme Court decision allowing NCAA athletes to seek compensation for use of their name, image, and likeness. Petras and First Security partnered up due to their shared interest in spreading financial literacy among students. Petras has visited Charles City High School in person to discuss financial literacy with students as part of this sponsorship agreement.
“The local students loved meeting Petras, and he left a lasting impression,” Bradley said.
In total, First Security videos received seven nominations for Iowa Motion Picture Awards. A playlist featuring all of the nominated videos can be seen on the bank’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/fsbt1
The Iowa Motion Picture Awards are presented by the Iowa Motion Picture Association. The 2022 edition was the 31st annual, with a gala held at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa on Saturday, May 14th.
According to the Iowa Motion Picture Association:
The Iowa Motion Picture Awards recognize outstanding creative and technical achievement in Iowa’s moving image production industry, in all its forms — in twenty-two Program Categories and twenty-five Craft Categories. A nominated entry has achieved an average score of 70%. The entry with the highest score in a category is awarded The Award of Excellence. This is the highest honor bestowed by The Iowa Motion Picture Association. The second place film is awarded The Award of Achievement which recognizes a significant success in media production.