2nd Annual Tax Writing Competition for Students, by Bloomberg Tax: Submit by June 15


Bloomberg’s second annual tax-writing competition is now open for students to show off their work in writing on current events and issues in tax practice and policy.

The Bloomberg Tax Student Writing Competition

If you have an original take on current events and issues in tax practice and policy—but you’re not yet a tax professional, then Bloomberg Tax’s second annual tax-writing competition is the perfect opportunity to show off your work. The competition is intended to highlight the very best of student writing.

How Does it Work?

Write an article addressing a timely tax policy issue. We’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.

Submission Guidelines

  • Entries should weigh in between 750 and 1,750 words. Entries beyond the word limit will be ignored.
  • Works must be original and may not appear elsewhere.
  • Bllomberg Tax doesn’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.


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 OK.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for entries is 11:59 PM EDT on June 15, 2022 [9:29 AM IST on June 16, 2022].

How to Submit?

Email all entries with “Student Submission” in the subject line to kerb@bloombergindustry.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 for the love of S corporations, don’t send any zip files.

Please include your full name, your school’s name, and your email address at the end of the entry- the organizers will redact this information for the judges, so this placement is critical.


The Bloomberg Tax editorial staff—along with some special guests—will review entries without your identifying information.

The judges are 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.


This summer, the winning entry will be published and maybe some other standouts as one of the 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.

Click here for the official information on the Tax Writing Competition.


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