The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

SINGout4JUSTICE 2020 winners

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

The theme for 2020 was LIGHT. We are called to be LIGHT in our world. At times the darkness can seem to be everywhere, but God can bring justice, truth, hope, love and peace through us, even in the darkest situations. Let us allow God's LIGHT to shine brightly by standing up for what is right and being a voice that makes a difference in our world!

Pope Francis reminds us that 'God is the LIGHT that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of divine LIGHT is within each of us.'

Well done to all the students who entered the SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition this year. The judges were impressed with skills in both composition and performance.

We are pleased to announce the following winners for 2020…


Winner Y7-10 section:

Olivia Selemaia, Yalaina Tubu, Trinity Tuineau, Aloyze Tafu and Marina Jones

Year 10s, Sancta Maria College, Auckland

Love and Light

This song was inspired by Mary and the school values.


Winner Y11-13 section:

Shanille Lat

Year 13, Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt

The Journey of Faith 

Shanille makes history as the first student in the competition’s history to win more than once!


The following participants were highly commended by the judges for reaching the finals…


Highly commended (Y7-10):

Alyssa Martinovich, Emma Wallace, Grace Powley, Kiri Littlejohn and Kate ParishWatching the Stars


Highly commended (Y11-13):

Theo Parker and Millie Pumphrey – Into Light

Christine Kiernan, Ngarangi Sadlier-Patmore and Sabrina Louis – Needing Light

Shanille Lat and Ngarangi Sadlier-Patmore – Guide us Home

Raashna Chand and Sian Pegler – Reignite

Jess Lawrence, Terina Sadlier-Patmore and Nina Owles – Your Love

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