Taxation matters according to Port Macquarie students Sonya Maloney and Elise Burke.
The pair claimed first prize and the people's choice award in the 2018 Tax, Super + You competition.
The two St Columba Anglican School year 10 students are encouraging other financial prodigies to take up the Australian Taxation Office tournament worth $6000 in cash prizes this year.
The competition challenges year seven to 12 students to demonstrate the value of tax and super through submitted animated videos, drawings and video skits.
"We'd seen on YouTube people doing videos about animations such as 'draw my life'," said Sonya.
"They'd used images to make them into an animation which was pretty cool at the time and that's what it was based on.
"I think people our age don't really think much about finance but once you learn more about it, it can be interesting.
"I was thinking maybe about doing accounting later. I don't mind mathematics and thought it might be a good career."
Sonya and Elise's animated entry was made using Snapchat and Bitmojis.
"We'd recommend people entering the competition to just to keep it short and sweet," said Elise.
"Try to make things more interesting to the younger crowd who are watching it.
"That's why we used the Bitmoji because they are more popular with people our age."
Entries for 2019 are open until August 23 when they will be assessed by a judging panel including television presenter David Koch. Finalists are announced in September.
St Columba Anglican School secondary school HSE teacher Sarah Wallace said financial education was important in schooling.
"I was very proud of them, they've shown their creativity and inspired their other commerce students as well," Ms Wallace said.
"For students this can be budgeting and saving or credit cards and interest rates.
"It's actually still a foreign concept to them even though it's all over the television and in the news.
"What finance actually means and how that can impact their lives is a different thing.
"Ideally this education prevents them getting themselves into financial difficulty later."
Judging panellist and ATO assistant commissioner Sally Bektas said the competition is all about high school students getting creative with tax and super.
"The competition is gaining momentum year on year and we continue to be impressed by the calibre of entries, imagination and positive reception," said Ms Bektas.
"We look forward to seeing the creativity and enthusiasm of high school students all over the nation through their entries this year."
Students can enter the Tax, Super + You competition byCLICKING HERE
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