Tax, Super + You competition - Terms and Conditions


About the competition

Think outside the box and create an original entry that tells us about tax and super!

The Tax, Super + You competition is split into two categories, Junior (Year 7-9) and Senior (Year 10-12). Your entry should address the topic for your category. Entry topics for 2021 are:

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

Types of entries students can submit

There are no limits on the type of the entry that students 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.

Who can enter

The competition is open to all students in years 7–12 enrolled in the Australian education system (excluding immediate family members of the judging panel).

The students can submit up to three entries per person/group. A separate entry form must accompany each entry.

There is no entry fee.

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.

How to enter

Entries open at 9.00am AEST Monday 24 May 2021 and must be received by 5.00pm AEST on Friday 13 August 2021. Late entries will not be accepted.

Note: All individuals that appear in your entry must complete separate film/photo consent forms which must be submitted with your entry.

Online entries

Go to taxsuperandyou.gov.au 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

Winners and prizes

The total prize pool is $7,600. 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 ($600 plus $600 for their school).

Prizes will be provided as a pre-paid card and posted to the school address provided on the entry form. If the winning entry is a group entry, the entrants will be responsible for splitting the prize. If a school does not endorse an entry, that portion of the prize will be forfeited.

Selection of winners

The ATO will shortlist entrants from each category (Junior and Senior). Shortlisted entrants will be invited to submit a short video pitch to explain their approach to the judging panel. The entrants will be given one week to submit their videos. The judging panel will select the first, second and third place winners from the shortlisted entries. The People’s Choice Award will be selected by the public from the shortlisted entries. The public will be able to vote on taxsuperandyou.gov.au for a period of one week. The winning entries will be announced in September. The winners will be:

  • notified by email
  • published on taxsuperandyou.gov.au
  • published in a media release.

What we are looking for

When shortlisting and selecting the winners of the competition, the ATO and judges will consider:

  • 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?

All decisions of the judging panel are final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Use of shortlisted and winning entries

If your entry is shortlisted, you agree to take part in all reasonable publicity activities that may occur. You must allow the ATO to use your entry on ATO websites (taxsuperandyou.gov.au, ato.gov.au, and the ATO intranet) and on the ATO’s social media channels (including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and atoTV) for the purposes of determining the People’s Choice Award, promotion of the competition and to support other marketing and communication campaigns.

Stay tuned to the Tax, Super + You website for news about the 2021 competition.


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