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  • Education through Claymation wins ATO competition

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has revealed which students have taken out the title of 2019 Tax, Super + You competition champions, and a share in the total cash prize pool of over $6,000.

    Students from years 7–12 competed to pitch the most creative campaign that highlights the importance of tax and/or superannuation in Australia.

    This year the competition saw a record of 178 entries 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).

    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.

    Assistant Commissioner and judging panellist Sally Bektas 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.

    “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,” Ms Bektas said.

    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 about tax.

    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.

    Education through rap proved popular with the seniors group. Melbourne-based year 10 students, Kousitha Sivayogan and Sharanaa Jayaroopan took home the People’s Choice Award for their rap video, which draws attention to the range of community services funded through the taxation system.

    To view the winning entries, visit http://www.taxsuperandyou.gov.au/vote2019

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

    Junior first prize and People’s Choice Award winner Tax Man Max - Alma-Mia Marret (VIC)

    Winners for Junior category

    Place

    Student name/s

    Entry

    School

    State

    Year

    1st

    Alma-Mia Marret

    Entry 2, Tax Man Max

    Glen Eira College

    VIC

    7

    2nd (tie)

    Nancy Huang, Fiona Lin and Jasmine Guan

    Entry 3, Taxville & Miserton

    Sydney Girls High School

    NSW

    9

    2nd (tie)

    Piper Dougherty

    Entry 6, The Importance of TAX and SUPER

    Hunter School of the Performing Arts

    NSW

    8

    3rd (tie)

    Belle White

    Entry 5, How Tax Makes You a Superhero!

    Box Hill High School

    VIC

    9

    3rd (tie)

    Hayley Dolce McDermott

    Entry 7, The Superannuation Song

    St Columba Anglican School

    NSW

    9

    People’s Choice Award

    Alma-Mia Marret

    Entry 2, Tax Man Max

    Glen Eira College

    VIC

    7

    Winners for Senior category

    Place

    Student name/s

    Entry

    School

    State

    Year

    1st

    Ryan Carter

    Entry 8, Tax and Super Rap

    Nagle Catholic College

    WA

    11

    2nd

    Lotte Coakes-Jenkins and Kathleen Doherty

    Entry 12, Make that Money

    Hunter Valley Grammar School

    NSW

    10

    3rd

    Kousitha Sivayogan and Sharanaa Jayaroopan

    Entry 13, The Facts about Tax

    The Mac. Robertson Girls’ High School

    VIC

    10

    People’s Choice Award

    Kousitha Sivayogan and Sharanaa Jayaroopan

    Entry 13, The Facts about Tax

    The Mac. Robertson Girls’ High School

    VIC

    10

    Last modified: 19 Sep 2019QC 60144