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Awards for Students

The annual Tax Notes Student Writing Competition provides an opportunity for highly accomplished students to have their work published alongside top tax experts. Winning articles are published in one of the three magazines, Tax Notes, State Tax Notes, or Tax Notes International, according to topic. Winning authors receive a 12-month online subscription to all three weekly magazines after graduation.

  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program during the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Topic: Submissions should focus on an unsettled question in federal, state, or international tax law or policy.
  • Evaluation: Our editorial staff blindly evaluates entries on originality, readability, organization, reasoning, and overall quality of content.

For further information, see our competition guidelines.

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2018 Winners:

Tax Notes:

Caleb Trimm [PDF]
Washington University School of Law

Paul Hawkins [PDF]
University of Florida Levin College of Law

David Hancock [PDF]
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Tax Notes International:

Kyle Rose [PDF]
University of San Francisco

Paul George [PDF]
University of Notre Dame Law School

Sarah Bonner [PDF]
Bond University

Last Year's Winners:

Tax Notes:

Jeremy Mandell
University of Illinois College of Law

Christopher Massie
University of Illinois College of Law

Zoe Nutter
University of Sydney Law School

State Tax Notes:

Ben Livni
Loyola Law School

Shelby Miner
UCLA School of Law

Tax Notes International:

Rémi Gagnon
NYU School of Law, Tax LL.M.

Philippe Gamito
University of Oxford

Milla Ivanova
Bond University