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The 2018 Why Tax? Video Competition Judging

Sponsoring firm employees and faculty will review the video entries and decide which Why Tax? competition videos are the best. They will select 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place winners. Viewer's Choice winners will be determined by the number of votes each video receives in our contest app during the Viewer's Choice period that begins at 8:00 AM Eastern Time Friday, August 31, 2018 and ends at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Monday, November 5, 2018.

The Prizes

  • 1st Place Grand Prize: $3,000
  • 2nd Place Prize: $2,000
  • 3rd Place Prize: $1,000
  • Viewer’s Choice 1st Place: $1,200
  • Viewer’s Choice Runner Up: $800



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Judging Criteria for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place winners:

  • 25% Concept
  • 25% Originality
  • 25% Script and Screenplay
  • 25% How the entry encourages a career in tax

Helpful hints/What the judges will be looking for:

  • Creative, engaging videos that will convince students to consider a career in tax.
  • 1-3 minutes in length.
  • Shooting formats can include short play, commercial, talk show, music video, documentary, interviews, etc.

Promote, promote, promote! The Viewer's Choice award is given to the video with the most votes. So, share your video with friends, family and classmates and get them to vote!


Please CLICK HERE to review complete ATA Video Student Competition Rules.

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