The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development


Now is the time to start planning for the SINGout4JUSTICE 2017 song writing competition. Students from Y7-13 can enter for a chance to be the voice of justice and peace.

The theme for 2017 is BETTER TOGETHER, which links in to the idea of building community and will be the focus of Social Justice Week 2017.

We look forward to hearing inspiring and original compositions that encourage us to tear down the walls that divide us, recognise our shared humanity and live together as God intended... connected… alive… and better together!

Entries can be completed by using the online form at the bottom of the page and must be received by Friday, 23 June 2017.


SINGout4JUSTICE 2016 Winners

Junior category:

Anna Tukuitoga
Year 7, St Joseph's Catholic School, Paeroa
Naia Alkhouri
Year 8, St Francis De Sales, Wellington

Senior category:

Nikau Te Huki
Year 12, Hato Paora College, Feilding


And well done to Angelina Sefo with her song Make a Change who was runner up.

Many thanks to all of the students who entered songs in SINGout4JUSTICE 2016. More than 130 students participated and we were impressed with the high quality of the compositions we received.


Well done to the other finalists who were highly commended

Junior category:

Marianne Healey - ‘In Harmony’
7N & 7A Sacred Heart Girls' College Students, New Plymouth - ‘Justice Comes First’
Samantha Romijn - ‘How Many Times...?’

Senior category:
Ren-C Tamayo and Hugh Woodbury - ‘Make it Right’
Jacob Damien Barrett - ‘The Time Is Now’
Ihaia Ropata - ‘Your Own’
Amy Kirk and Jamie Baxter - ‘Crying Out’

Many thanks to all the judges who generously gave their time and expertise to the competition.

For more information, contact Michael Stewart


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