The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development


The SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition has showcased some of the brightest musical talent in New Zealand for more than a decade.


The theme for 2021 is A NEW WAY FORWARD. Ever since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic the world has changed. We are faced with the challenge of finding A NEW WAY FORWARD. There is a real need for love, justice and peace to be at the heart of any change as we have come to see so clearly that we are all part of the  one global family.

Pope Francis reminds us that ‘a worldwide tragedy like the Covid-19 pandemic momentarily revived the sense that we are a global community, all in the same boat… Let us dream, then, as a single human family, as fellow travellers sharing the same flesh, as children of the same earth which is our common home.’

Entries close on Tuesday 6th of July, so compositions can be produced through the first two terms of the year.

There are two grand prizes worth $500 for the winning song in each section. The junior category is for Y7-10 and the senior category is for Y11-13.

Entry forms can be completed by filling out the form below. Audio/lyrics files can be sent to

Listen to previous winners now and have fun creating your own original song in 2021!

Once again, Caritas has endeavoured to minimise our impact on the planet, so we’ve double-sided our competition posters. Please let us know if you want us to send you extra posters for the SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition.


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