Do you have an original take on current events and issues in tax practice and policy—but you’re not yet a tax professional? Apply for the Bloomberg Tax Insights Competition 2022. This writing competition is the perfect opportunity to show off your work: The competition is intended to highlight the very best of student writing.
Here’s how it works. Write an article addressing a timely tax policy issue. They’re looking for a thoughtful analysis, not a news or legal summary. Pick a topic, take a position, and explain why it matters in the tax world. For example, you could focus on reporting foreign assets for U.S. taxpayers, sticking points for crypto transactions, or analyzing challenges related to enforcing the OECD’s Pillars One and Two. You can choose anything as long as it’s tax focused and policy oriented.
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Aim and Benefits of Bloomberg Writing Competition
They will publish the winning entry—and maybe some other standouts—this summer as one of their Bloomberg Tax Insights. And new this year, the student with the winning entry will also receive a one-year subscription to Bloomberg Tax so as not to miss any tax news and updates.
Requirements for Bloomberg Writing Competition Qualification
You must be a part-time or full-time law student at an accredited U.S. law school or foreign equivalent, or a part-time or full-time student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate tax, accounting, or business degree.
Co-authored or team papers are welcome.
Here’s what else you need to know:
- Entries should weigh in between 750 and 1,750 words.
- Works must be original and may not appear elsewhere.
- They don’t publish footnotes or endnotes, but you can hyperlink to sources. Be sure to credit any sources or quotes.
- You can submit charts or graphs to make your article more compelling, but you’re not required to do so.
Interview date, Process and Venue for Bloomberg Writing Competition
Our Bloomberg Tax editorial staff—along with some special guests—will review entries without your identifying information. We’re looking for a fresh point of view that shows a clear understanding of tax policy. Your paper should be convincing, thoroughly researched, and well-written.
June 15, 2022
How to Apply
- Email all entries with “Student Submission” in the subject line to email@example.com.
- Send the entry in plain text, either as a text file or typed directly in the body of the email or as a PDF. No other attachments or formats will be accepted—and don’t send any zip files.
- Include your full name, your school’s name, and your email address at the end of the entry—they will redact this information for their judges, so this placement is critical.
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