Tax, Super + You competition past winners

Need a little inspiration?

Check out the 2017 Tax, Super + You competition prize winning entries below.

First-Prize Winners

Tax Rap – Jordan Donohue and Cabe Barrett (NSW)

The Value of Tax in Our Community and Super – Elise Hutchison (ACT)

Second-Prize Winners

A Superannuation Animation – Jessica Leong (VIC)

Finance-Superannuation – Dayle D'Mello, Simal Adeel, Charlie Jenkinson (WA)


The Village and Boy Named Tax – Felicity Pollard (QLD)

People’s Choice Award

Finance-Superannuation – Dayle D'Mello, Simal Adeel, Charlie Jenkinson (WA)

Village and the Boy Named Tax animation

Developed from last year’s second-prize winning story by high school student Felicity Pollard, the Village and the Boy Named Tax animation is a student’s perspective of the value of tax in the community. 2017 Tax, Super and You competition first-prize winner, Elise Hutchison, worked on the creation of the animation, including the voiceover. You can check out the animation here.


The Village and the Boy Named Tax – Behind-the-Scenes

The 2017 Tax, Super and You competition first-prize winner Elise Hutchinson worked on production of the animation during work experience with the ATO’s Marketing and Communication team. This behind-the-scenes video documents Elise’s experience, including recording the voiceover for the animation.


Stay tuned to the Tax, Super + You website for news about the 2019 competition.

  • Fact 1

    In 1705, Emperor Peter I of Russia instituted a beard tax. Those who paid the tax were required to carry a 'beard token'. This was a copper or silver token inscribed with 'the tax has been taken' and 'the beard is a superfluous burden'.

Payroll tax

A tax levied by state and territory governments on the total wages, salaries and non-cash benefits paid to employees. The rates and exemption levels vary among the states and territories.

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