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!

Watch one of our judges of the competition, Assistant Commissioner Sally Bektas, explain how students and schools can get involved!

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 film/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

The competition is open now. Entries will close at 5.00pm AEST on Friday 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

To enter, make a creative project that highlights your topic (your topic depends on your year at school). 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:

Online entries

Go to taxsuperandyou.gov.au/entryform to complete your entry online. Ensure all fields in your entry form are complete, and files attached, before submitting your entry. If people are shown in your entry, make sure you attach a completed film/photo consent form for each person.

Postal entries

If you are unable to submit your entry using the online entry form, you can still enter the Tax, Super + You competition. Complete the postal entry form and a film/photo consent form for each person shown in your entry. Copy any digital entry files to a CD, DVD or USB flash drive and post your entry and forms to:

Tax, Super + You competition
Australian Taxation Office
PO BOX 9990
Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

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 panel

This year our judges for the competition are:


Effie Zahos
Effie Zahos
Personal finance commentator
and author
Sally Bektas
Sally Bektas
Assistant Commissioner
Marketing and Communication
Australian Taxation Office


David Allen
David Allen
Deputy Commissioner
Enterprise Strategy and Design
Australian Taxation Office
Hoa Wood
Hoa Wood
Deputy Commissioner
Individuals and Intermediaries
Australian Taxation Office

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 taxsuperandyoucompetition@ato.gov.au


Authorised by the Australian Government, Canberra.

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