Tax, Super + You competition

A record number of high school students from around Australia have been busy unleashing their creativity and finding new ways to tell us about tax and super!

Entries for the 2021 Tax, Super + You competition have closed and the winners will be announced in term 4.

Check out this year’s competition finalists.

How students entered

Students created a project that highlighted their entry topic about tax and super. They could create any sort of project – there’s no limit
on creativity! The topics were:

  • 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.

Competition dates

Entries closed at 5.00pm AEST on Friday 13 August 2021.

What students can win

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.

Meet the judges

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?

Check out our past competition winners.

Tax, Super + You teacher's kit

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

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