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ATO’s 2019 Tax, Super + You competition, $6k pool to be won

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“I’d like to tell you about superannuation, so you can retire without frustration” those were the opening words of last year’s Superannuation Rap which won student Sarah Milton from Charters Towers, Queensland a prize in the 2018 Tax, Super + You competition.

So, you see taxation can be fun and the Tax, Super + You competition run by The Australian Taxation Office encourages wide ranging, creative submissions. Animated videos, drawings and video skits were among the inspiring entries received last year.

The annual competition aims to encourage high school students to think outside the box and develop creative ideas that highlight the value tax and super brings to the community.

In its third year, the competition is open until 23 August 2019 for Year 7 to 12 students to enter. There is a total cash prize pool of over $6,000 to be won, with the finalists to be announced in September 2019.

Junior category Year 7 to 9 students
1st prize winner $400 cash prize $600 for their school or community organisation
2nd prize winner $250 cash prize $400 for their school or community organisation
3rd prize winner $150 cash prize $300 for their school or community organisation
People’s Choice Award $400 cash prize $600 for their school or community organisation

Senior category Year 10 to 12 students
1st prize winner $400 cash prize $600 for their school or community organisation
2nd prize winner $250 cash prize $400 for their school or community organisation
3rd prize winner $150 cash prize $300 for their school or community organisation
People’s Choice Award $400 cash prize $600 for their school or community organisation

Judging panellist and ATO Assistant Commissioner Sally Bektas said: “The competition is gaining momentum year on year and we continue to be impressed by the calibre of entries, imagination and positive reception. We look forward to seeing the creativity and enthusiasm of high school students all over the nation through their entries this year.”

Television presenter and personal finance expert David Koch is also part of the judging panel.

To help students learn about tax and super in an interactive and engaging way, the ATO has also published teaching resources that school teachers can incorporate into classroom lesson plans. Further information for teachers is available at https://www.taxsuperandyou.gov.au/competition- teachers-kit

For more information about the 2019 Tax, Super + You competition, visit https://www.taxsuperandyou.gov.au/competition


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