“When I Grow Up….” Win College Savings AND a Family Membership to Port Discovery!

When I Grow Up Contest - (cool) progeny

What does your kiddo want to be when he or she grows up? 

The question you gab about around the dinner table might just get win your child (cool) prizes from Port Discovery and Maryland 529! The local organizations have launched a sweepstakes encouraging children to submit photos or drawings of what they want to be when they grow up. What does the winner get? $529 towards a College Investment Plan Account from Maryland 529 and a Family Membership to Port Discovery. 

The sweepstakes is open to children ages 0 and 12 years old as of April 1, 2018. Creations must be submitted by an adult 18 years of age or older (must have parental permission to submit the entry). The sweepstakes is now open and all entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on May 23, 2018.

Not familiar with Maryland 529? They offer two affordable and flexible 529 plans to help families save for the future cost of college. The Maryland College Investment Plan allows families to save as little as $25 per month and is managed by T. Rowe Price. The Maryland Prepaid College Trust allows families to save for tomorrow’s tuition at today’s prices for as little as a semester of college. Enrollment in the Prepaid College Trust is open until May 31, 2018 this year. The College Investment Plan is open for enrollment year round.

“Maryland 529 is proud to partner with Port Discovery to help increase awareness among families about the importance of saving for their children’s higher education expenses,” said Michelle Winner, Maryland 529 Public Relations and Marketing Program Manager. “Saving money in a tax-deferred 529 plan, such as the Maryland College Investment Plan or Prepaid College Trust, can cut out of pocket college costs in half compared to taking out a student loan and paying interest, and we’re happy to help a family jump start their college savings through this contest.”

“When children play, they use their imaginations, make new connections, and begin laying the foundations for their future,” said Bryn Parchman, President & CEO of Port Discovery Children’s Museum. “Children that visit Port Discovery are encouraged to explore, learn and imagine as they play – and dream of what their future might hold. In order to help them accomplish those dreams, we want to connect families with resources that help them plan for their children’s future. Our partnership with Maryland 529 helps us do just that!”

The winner will be randomly selected and formally announced shortly after the sweepstakes closing. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Some restrictions apply; the complete rules are available at here


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Heather is editor-in-chief of (cool) progeny. When not scouting the best in everything kid and family, you'll probably find her running The Weisse Group or adventuring around town with her kids and husband Patrick. Can be won over with a good glass of wine or something homemade. Addicted to Pinterest. A two-cups-of-coffee-a-day kinda gal. Only pretends to know what she's doing with her SLR, even though she's got a fantastic lens on it.Thankful it does most of the work for her. Navigating the world of special needs parenting. Trying to pay it forward one day at a time. #littlelionchallenge

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