The ATO’s Tax, Super + You is an educational online resource aimed at students from years seven to 12 to improve their understanding of Australia’s tax and super system.
The Tax, Super + You competition looks for the most creative campaign that highlights the importance of tax and/or superannuation in Australia, with the 2019 edition seeing a record 178 entries from high school students across the country vying for a share in the total cash prize pool of over $6,000.
In the junior category, Melbourne-based year 7 student Alma-Mia Marret scored both first place and the People’s Choice Award for her stop motion clay video, “Tax Man Max”.
Geraldton-based year 11 student Ryan Carter came in first among the seniors, by showcasing his passion for music and videography in his rap entry, “Tax and Super Rap”.
The judging panel, including well-regarded television presenter and personal finance expert David Koch, selected the winners based on four factors: originality, execution, value and relevance.
ATO Assistant Commissioner and judging panellist Sally Bektas said she was blown away by the variety of entries received this year.
“We are so impressed by the creativity of the students’ entries; the quality gets better every year,” Ms Bektas said.
“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.”
You can view the winning entries on the Tax, Super + You website.