Tax, Super + You competition

If you’re a student in Year 7–12, we want you to unleash your creativity and find a new way to tell us about tax and super! This competition will not only give you an insight into the value of tax and super, but you have the chance to win a share of $7,600 in prizes!

Entry criteria

For your chance to become Australia’s next tax and super creative genius, you must:

  • be a student in Year 7–12
  • be enrolled in the Australian education system
  • only submit up to three entries per person/group
  • complete a separate entry form to accompany each entry
  • complete a separate photo consent form for each person shown in your entry
  • comply with the competition’s terms and conditions.

There’s no cost to enter the competition.

Competition dates

You can start working on your entries now, and submit them when the competition opens on 24 May 2021. Entries will close on 13 August 2021.

What’s in it for you

There’s $7,600 in prizes for the winners and their schools. The following prizes are available in both the Junior and Senior categories:

  • First prize winner – $600 plus $600 for their school
  • Second prize winner – $400 plus $400 for their school
  • Third prize winner – $300 plus $300 for their school
  • People’s Choice Award winner – $600 plus $600 for their school.

How to enter

Your entry should highlight your topic (which depends on your year at school) in a fun and creative way. The topics are:

  • Junior (Year 7–9): Highlight the value of tax or super (or both) in the community.
  • Senior (Year 10–12): Your first job – what you need to know about tax and super.

There are heaps of SUPER fun ways to enter and no limits on the type of entry you can submit. Some examples include:

  • Write it: short stories, poems, scripts or case studies
  • Make it: artworks, comic strips, songs, animations or prototypes of apps or games
  • Film it: videos, skits or music clips.

If you need some inspiration, or want to see what other students have done in the past, check out these links:

About your entry

Use of third party material/s

You should only include other people’s material/s (e.g. music, film and images) in your entry if you have obtained permission from the owner of the material/s. By submitting an entry that includes material owned by another third party, you are agreeing that you have obtained permission. Please note the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) may, at any time, request you provide evidence that demonstrates you have obtained permission from the owner of the material/s. Failure to do so may result in your entry being disqualified from the competition.

Use of ATO brand

Entries must not include branding, images, logos or government crests which are the property of or represent the ATO. For example, if a YouTube listing contains any part of the ATO logo, name or brand, or gives the impression that it is official in nature, the entry will be disqualified and we will request its removal or amendment.

Digital entries

There are limits on the file size of digital entries:

  • entries submitted online have a maximum upload limit of 5MB
  • entries submitted by post have a maximum file size of 4GB.

Acceptable digital entry file formats are:

  • video and audio – MP3, MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV
  • image files – PNG, JPG , PDF
  • website – URL address
  • social media – for example, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram.

Judging criteria

The judges will be looking for:

  • Originality – how original is the concept presented?
  • Execution – how well is the idea executed?
  • Value – what is the potential marketing value of the concept?
  • Relevance – how relevant is the idea to tax and super?

Tax, Super + You teacher's kit

The Tax, Super + You competition supports learning outcomes in key subject areas and is a fun and exciting way to incorporate the Tax, Super + You teaching resources into classroom lesson plans.

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Contact us

Call us on 1300 130 282 or email

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    Social activities among ATO employees in the 1960s included 'Miss Taxation' contests which were part of state-wide fundraising for major charities.

Tax offset / rebate

An amount that may reduce the amount of income tax payable, dollar for dollar.

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