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 2020 is 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.'

Entries close on June 19, 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 2020!

This year, 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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