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2018 Tax, Super and You Competition

Tax and superannuation are not traditionally top of mind amongst the youth of today – but the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is aiming to shift this dialogue with the launch of the 2018 Tax, Super and You competition.

Tax, Super and You Competition

The Tax, Super and You competition will run from July, 2 to November, 2, 2018. High school students are invited to develop creative ideas on how they think tax and/or super contributes to the community.

There are two categories – Junior Secondary (Years 7-9) and Senior Secondary (Years 10-12) with a total cash prize pool of $6,200 to be won (See prize breakdown below).

To help students learn about tax and super, the ATO has also published teaching resources in line with the Australian curriculum, which school teachers can incorporate into their lesson plans. The materials are available for download at https://www.taxsuperandyou.gov.au

The top 10 finalists will be announced in November 2018.

1st prize winner
Junior Secondary Category Year 7 to 9 students
• $400 cash prize
• $600 for their school or community organisation

Senior Secondary Category Year 10 to 12 students
• $400 cash prize
• One-week work placement within the ATO’s Marketing & Communications team
• $600 for their school or community organisation

2nd prize winner (Each category)
Junior Secondary Category Year 7 to 9 students
Senior Secondary Category Year 10 to 12 students
• $250 cash prize
• $400 for their school or community organisation

3rd Prize winner (Each category)
Junior Secondary Category Year 7 to 9 students
Senior Secondary Category Year 10 to 12 students
• $150 cash prize
• $300 for their school or community organisation

People’s Choice Award (Each category)
Junior Secondary Category Year 7 to 9 students
Senior Secondary Category Year 10 to 12 students
• $400 cash prize
• $600 for their school or community organisation

Simon Geeves
Head of Senior Phase

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