$1,529 scholarship account awarded to creative 529 day entry

June 7, 2024

May 29th, also known as 529 Day, was filled with excitement and creativity! 

Alaska 529 hosted a social media contest on Facebook and Instagram. Followers of the program's social platforms showcased their artistic flair by crafting the number "529" using various materials, posting it to social media, and tagging @Alaska529. The response was overwhelming, with over 100 imaginative submissions. Alaska 529 conducted a live Facebook drawing and awarded a $1,529 scholarship account to a random entrant. The joy and enthusiasm shared by everyone who entered made 529 Day truly unforgettable! 

Photo of the winning submission below. 

the letters 5, 2, and 9 are shaped in froot loops

Alaska 529 is an education savings plan offered by the Education Trust of Alaska. 529 accounts offer a tax-advantaged way to save for education. Savings can grow tax-deferred and remain free of federal taxes if the funds are used to pay for qualified education expenses as defined by the IRS. Employees can supplement their education benefits with an Alaska 529 account for a loved one or put it toward their own continuing education. For more information about Alaska 529 and its benefits, and to learn about investment objectives, risks, fees, charges, and other information you could consider carefully before investing, visit Alaska529plan.com. Follow @Alaska529 on Facebook or Instagram for updates about events and program news.