CIOT: Launch of taxation cartoon competition for secondary school pupils

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) launches a taxation cartoon competition today for secondary school pupils. The CIOT is asking pupils to draw a cartoon depicting a historical event that relates to tax from anywhere in the world.

Rob Ellerby, CIOT Deputy President, says: “As an educational charity, The Chartered Institute of Taxation is always keen to find ways to engage with schoolchildren about tax. Finding out about an event in the past that relates to tax means that the children will have the opportunity to learn about history and see how taxation made an impact on the lives of people.”

The first prize is £200’s worth of book tokens as well as a cartoon drawing of the winner with the CIOT’s tax family, the Taxables. There are also two runner-up prizes of £50’s worth of book tokens.

Rob Ellerby adds: “I hope that many schools will enter the competition and use it to teach history and explain why tax is important. To aid them in this we have educational material on our TaxTalking website as well as a project we developed with Arsenal Football Club.”

The competition is open to all secondary school pupils in the UK. The closing date of the competition is Friday 29 June 2007. The winner will be announced on Monday 15 October as part of the CIOT’s Tax Advice Week.