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(April 15,2022) It is never too late or too early to engage kids in meaningful conversations about their futures. A lot of kids start talking about what they want to be when they grow up at an early age. Many change their minds a hundred times, while others are still unsure as they approach high school graduation. Encouraging kids to think about what they enjoy can help their dreams take shape. WA529 has something exciting this spring to get the conversation started! 

Starting April 15, WA529 is launching its first ever Annual Art Contest for students enrolled in Washington schools (grades K-12). Whether paints, pencil, clay, or the computer screen is your child’s artistic medium of choice, pull out the art supplies and encourage them to be creative and enter to win an iPad Air, Chromebook Spin or Surface Go!

The theme, What is your dream job?  is meant to inspire students to think about and create art that portrays a dream job or a career that has caught their attention and may even become a part of their future.  We’re hoping to encourage students and their families to think about dream jobs, explore higher education pathways and consider 529 savings options. 

Just like saving with a GET or DreamAhead account from Washington College Savings Plans, it’s never too early or too late to get your kids thinking about their future. Visit for details on how you can help students in your life enter the WA529 Art Contest What is your dream job?