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DASH for the STASH Contest

The District’s contest ended October 31. The Investor Protection Institute (IPI) will randomly select a contest winner in the winter 2017 from each participating jurisdiction. A national online version of the program started April 1 and ran through October 31. For more information on the online version, visit http://www.dash4stash.org.

DISB Announces ‘2017 DASH for the STASH’ Investor Education Contest.

The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) has launched “DASH for the STASH,” a contest focused on helping residents become more educated investors. The winner will receive $1,000 to open or add to an individual retirement account (IRA).

DASH for the STASH tests participants' knowledge on investment and retirement topics such as building a nest egg, fees and avoiding financial scams. The contest works much like a scavenger hunt, but instead of collecting objects, players gather information and take quiz questions focused on investment and retirement topics. To play, go to the participating locations to view the contest posters. Scan the unique QR codes to access the quiz and answer the questions using your smartphone or tablet.

Participating locations are:

  • Barry Farm Recreation Center, 1230 Sumner Road SE
  • Chevy Chase Recreation Center, 5500 41st Street NW
  • Columbia Heights Recreation Center, 1480 Girard Street NW
  • Deanwood Recreation Center, 1300 49th Street NE
  • The University of the District of Columbia, Main Campus, 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW
  • The University of the District of Columbia-Community College, Bertie Backus Campus, 5171 South Dakota Avenue NE

Posters are also available at the offices of the District Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, 810 First Street NE, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20002.

You can also submit responses online using your computer. For more information on how to play visit disb.dc.gov/dash-for-the-stash.

Each poster has an investor education fo Investor Protection Institute (IPI) an independent nonprofit organization that advances investor education. DASH for the STASH is part of DISB’s financial education efforts to improve the financial education of District residents.

Look for this rules poster and four contest posters in participating locations to start your entry. If you have any questions about the contest, please contact DISB at 202-727-8000.


No purchase is necessary to play. Winner will be chosen in a random drawing of eligible participants who log the correct answers for all questions on the four contest posters. Winner will receive the prize as $1,000 to open or add to an IRA, sent directly to the Winner’s bank or brokerage firm for the express purpose of opening or making a 2017 contribution to an IRA. Winner must provide proof of eligibility to contribute to an IRA for 2017 and will not receive cash, nor any other form of payment in lieu of the IRA contribution. For IRA eligibility, check IRS.gov.

This contest is open through October 31. The Investor Protection Institute (IPI) will randomly select a contest winner in during the fall of 2017 from each participating jurisdiction. Prize sponsors are the IPI and participating State Securities Regulators. The IPI and all participating states provide independent, non-commercial investor education and protection material. For more information, visit http://www.iInvest.org.