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The winners of the 2014 Singout4Justice song writing competition are Jessica Hannah Rogers with her song, Waiting and Maisy Start Walter and Tobias Girod for their song, Hide and Seek. The theme was Open your eyes and see the need.
This is Caritas' fifth Singout4Justice competition. There were two student categories: Year 7-10 and Year 11-13. The two winning song writers will each receive a music voucher to the value of $400, and Caritas Gifts vouchers to the value of $100.
The songs were judged by Fr Chris Skinner and a panel made up of: Merryn Dunmill, Nick Bollinger, Neil Worboys, Michelle Velvin and Esther Robinson.
All participants have been sent a Caritas Aotearoa SINGout4JUSTICE certificate and a critique of their song from our advisory panel. We have posted these to the relevant schools.
Caritas works for a world that is free of poverty and injustice. Our theme for 2014 invited young people to consider ways their song can express empathy for people in need. We wanted to hear songs that suggested we take more notice of how we might help change things to improve the lives of people who struggle with poverty, oppression, injustice or hopelessness.
Three Years Gone by Bob Gaudin (Yr 7) Westburn Primary, Christchurch.
Open Your Eyes by Matt Hogan (Yr 10) Campion College, Gisborne.
It's Gonna be Alright by Ianetta Solomon-Brown (Yr 10) Baradene College, Auckland.
The Shame by Logan Anderson (Yr 13) Cullinane College, Whanganui.
Open by Rachel Seymour (Yr 12) Howick College, Auckland.
Fighting for What we Love by Laura Mae-Parker (Yr 13) Golden Bay High School, Takaka.