Tax, Super + You Competition

Tax, Super + You competition

If you’re a student in Year 7–12, we want you to think outside the box and develop creative products that highlight the value of tax and/or super in the community. You don’t need to be a tax expert to take part and not only will you get an insight into the value of tax and super, but you also have the chance to win a share of over $6,000 in prizes!

There are two categories:

  • Junior (Year 7– 9)
  • Senior (Year 10–12)

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
  • comply with the terms and conditions.

There is no entry fee.

Competition dates

Entries open Monday 3 June 2019 and close Friday 23 August 2019.

What’s in it for you?

There is over $6,000 in prizes for students and their school or community organisation.
The following prizes are available in both the Junior and Senior categories:

  • First prize winner ($400 plus $600 for their school or community organisation)
  • Second prize winner ($250 plus $400 for their school or community organisation)
  • Third prize winner ($150 plus $300 for their school or community)
  • People’s Choice Award ($400 plus $600 for their school or community organisation)

How do you enter?

To enter, make a creative project that explains the value of tax and/or super in the community.
You can be as creative as you like - some examples include:

  • Write It - short stories, a script or a marketing proposal
  • Make It - artworks, comic strips, songs or a prototype of an app or game
  • Film It - videos, skits or music clips.

Suggested topics include:

  • Taxes collected are used to help your local sports grounds, parks and recreation centres.
  • Taxes are used to help the community meet the cost of healthcare.
  • The more super you save during your working life, the more money you will have to spend when you retire.
  • Your super is your money for retirement so make sure you keep track of it.
  • When you have a job, make sure that your employer pays you super.

Acceptable entries

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: eg YouTube, Twitter, Instagram.

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.

Note: Entries must not include branding, images, logos or government crests which are the property of or represent the Australian Taxation Office (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’ll request its removal or amendment.

Tell me more about the competition

Stage 1: Submit your entry online – either your own individual entry or get a team together and submit a group entry. Get your creativity going by writing short stories, scripts or marketing proposals. You can also make artworks, comic strips or prototypes of an app or game. Or you could film a video, skit or music clip - whatever works best for you! Your entry should highlight the value of tax and/or super in the community.

Stage 2: The shortlisted entries will be invited to submit a short two minute video – a final pitch to the judges on why their entry should win. The panel of judges will determine the winning entries and they will be announced in September.

Stage 3: People’s Choice Award – the shortlisted entries will also be in the running to win the People’s Choice Award. It’s voted for by the public so you’ll have a chance to have your say on your favourite entry.

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?

You can see competition winners from previous years here.

Tax, Super + You teachers 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.

Need more information?

Call us on 1300 130 282 or email taxsuperandyoucompetition@ato.gov.au

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