The Dividend Growth Index is a fun project created by Mike over at The Dividend Guy. The Index is comprised of 8 dividend growth bloggers selecting 3 stocks each, for a total of 24 dividend paying companies in the Index. The Index was established in September 2011 and continues to be a fun initiative to be part of. Like Mike wrote on his blog, the goal is not to do a stock picking competition but to build a real dividend portfolio in order to give you ideas of what it could return over time. The purpose is to benefit from dividend increases throughout the years and steady dividend payments.