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The Tax Agency awards the 2021-2022 prizes in the national competition for schools

The Tax Agency has presented the prizes to the winning and runner-up students of the 2021-2022 national competition for schools, a competition that the Agency has been organising annually as part of its Civic-Tax Education Programme and which it is now taking up again after the competition held in 2019, before the health crisis.The prizes were awarded in the three existing categories:Writing' for students in the third cycle of primary school and ESO-Bachillerato-FP, and 'Advertising Piece' for students in ESO-Bachillerato-FP.

The three winning students, who last year attended primary and secondary schools in Ávila and Pontevedra, received, like the finalists, their prizes at a ceremony attended by family members and teachers.After the presentation of the prizes by the Secretary of State, Jesús Gascón, and the Director General of the Tax Agency, Soledad Fernández Doctor, the schoolchildren read and presented their work, chosen from among those previously selected by the different territorial delegations of the Agency.

The winning and runner-up entries are published on the AEAT's Civic Tax Education Programme Portal.

The holding of the competition is part of a series of measures aimed at reinforcing the Civic-Tax Education Programme that the Agency has been developing since 2003 and which it plans to intensify and develop, in accordance with the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan.

The programme receives the collaboration of civil servants, who give talks to pupils in the last years of primary school, secondary school students, vocational training students and university students.The programme activities, carried out in the educational centres, include training activities for teachers and open door days for schools in the 52 regional delegations of the Tax Agency.

Last year, 255 trainers from the different AEAT territorial delegations gave more than 2,500 hours of training to more than 53,000 students, thus exceeding the training capacity prior to the reduction of this activity that occurred in 2020 and 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis.

The aim of these talks is to explain to young people the social sense of paying taxes and their correspondence with public spending, as well as the damage that tax fraud causes to society as a whole.

The idea is that, by incorporating tax and civic education content from school curriculum to university education, young people will develop a sense of civic responsibility.The entries selected for this national competition incorporate these messages and show the need for an ethical match between personal interests and common benefits in a society.

Students awarded in the national competition 2021-2022

Category - Primary 'Writing

Winner

- Víctor Rodríguez Mayoral, 6th Grade Primary School at CEIP Arturo Duperier de Ávila.

Finalists

- Lucía Díez Pinto, 6th Grade Primary School at CEIP Trajano de Mérida.

- Jimena Quinteiro Espiñeira, 5th Grade Primary School Sagrado Corazón de Jesús in Pontevedra.

Category - 'Writing' of ESO-Bachillerato-FP

Winner

- Violeta Fortes Villaverde, 4th year of ESO at Sánchez Cantón Secondary School in Pontevedra.

Finalists

- Irene Virto Angulo, 1st year of Bachillerato at IES Antonio Machado de Soria.

- David Bonet Montejo, 1st year Baccalaureate student at the Lestonnac school in Lleida.

Category - 'Advertising piece

Winner

- Claudia Casal Campelo, 4th year of ESO at Sánchez Cantón Secondary School in Pontevedra.

Finalists

- Dulce Suyapa García Amaya, 1st year of Bachillerato at the Gamo Diana school in Madrid.

- Salma Akharraz Echchaqam, Marina Beltrán Manjón, Radostina Krasimirova Voykova, Iker Larrubia Díaz, Esperanza López Martínez, Lucía Pedregosa Galiana and Marta Zapata Bibiloni, 1st year Baccalaureate students at IES Nou Llevant in Palma de Mallorca.