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  • Taxing times for teenagers - People’s Choice voting begins for the ATO’s Tax, Super and You Competition

    The ATO is calling on all Australians to vote for their favourite entry in this year’s Tax, Super and You People’s Choice competition.

    The competition asked students from years 7 to 12 to pitch creative campaigns encouraging their friends to learn about the importance paying tax and building superannuation. A judging panel will also select winners in the junior and senior categories.

    Assistant Commissioner Sally Bektas, one of three judges in the competition, said a record number of entries had been received, and that the standard was extremely high.

    “We received over 120 entries and have shortlisted ten finalists. It’s exciting to see how young people view and value the role of tax and super in the community,” Ms Bektas said.

    The judging panel also includes electronic music producers and hosts of Triple J’s Friday Night Shuffle Vance Musgrove and Mikah Freeman from the popular DJ duo The Aston Shuffle, alongside ATO Deputy Commissioner Alison Lendon.

    There is a total of $6,200 in cash prizes to be won, with the senior secondary school winner to be awarded a one-week work placement within the ATO’s Marketing and Communications branch.

    “We are proud to be able to offer students work experience, giving them a great opportunity to gain experience in a professional setting,” Ms Bektas said.

    To cast your vote and view all of the shortlisted entries visit taxsuperandyou.gov.au/vote2018

    List of categories and prizes

     

    Junior Secondary Category
    Year 7 to 9 students

    Senior Secondary Category
    Year 10 to 12 students

    1st prize

    $400 cash prize

    $600 for their school or community organisation

    $400 cash prize

    One-week work placement within the ATO’s Marketing & Communications team

    $600 for their school or community organisation

    2nd prize

    $250 cash prize

    $400 for their school or community organisation

    $250 cash prize

    $400 for their school or community organisation

    3rd prize

    $150 cash prize

    $300 for their school or community organisation

    $150 cash prize

    $300 for their school or community organisation

    People’s Choice Award

    $400 cash prize

    $600 for their school or community organisation

    $400 cash prize

    $600 for their school or community organisation

    Last modified: 12 Nov 2018QC 57329