Winners of the 2019 Tax, Super + You competition have won a share in the total cash prize pool of over $6,000 with claymation and hip hop featuring in the winning entries.
In the Junior category, Melbourne-based Year 7 student Alma-Mia Marret landed both the top prize and People’s Choice Award for her stop motion clay video, Tax Man Max. The Glen Eira College student channelled her creativity and videography skills into her entry, creating an entertaining video that makes tax easier to understand for her peers.
In the Senior category, Geraldton Year 11 student Ryan Carter came in first with the Tax and Super Rap, which was entertaining and informative about the value of tax and super in society.
Taking home the People’s Choice Award for the Senior category were two Melbourne-based year 10 students from The Mac Robertson Girls’ High School, Kousitha Sivayogan and Sharanaa Jayaroopan, with their rap video, The Facts About Tax.
Judging panellist and ATO Assistant Commissioner Sally Bektas said: “We are so impressed by the creativity of the students’ entries; the quality gets better every year. Our annual Tax, Super + You competition is all about increasing the financial literacy of Australian high school students, and we are thrilled to see so many students showing a high level of enthusiasm and understanding of tax and super through their submissions.”
The judging panel, including television presenter and personal finance expert David Koch, selected the winners based on four criteria – originality, execution, value and relevance.
In its third year, the Tax, Super + You 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.
This year the competition saw a record number of submissions with 178 entries received from high school students across the country. Students from Western Australia submitted the highest number of entries (84), followed by New South Wales (45) and Victoria (34).
View the winning entries: http://www.taxsuperandyou.gov.au/vote2019