Peace Song Competition Archives

Past Peace song competition winners

2016 results:

Ashy Batchelor

Mercy Williams (Western Springs College) won the Ak region with "Always be There"

Ashy Batchelor from St Margaret’s College; Chch won the Rest of NZ award with "Heal Again"

Iris Dunn from Napier Girls High was runner up in the Rest of NZ with "Tranquillity"

Mercy Williams and Iris Dunn

2015 results:

Laken Hawkins from Gisborne Girls High has won the Peace Song award for NZ (excluding Auckland) with her song “He Tangata He Tangata”.

Katie Ashworth from Auckland’s Kaipara College has taken the Auckland region Peace Song award with her song is called “Baby Blue”.

In addition to recording their tracks for the Lion Foundation double CD, both girls took up a 6 week programme at AICJ college in Hiroshima. 

AICJ (the Academy for International Community in Japan) fosters programmes of cultural exchange and they are keen to bring songwriters from NZ onto their campus to inspire Japanese songwriters, musicians and singers.

2014 results:

The Auckland award goes to Emma Cooper-Williams from Rangitoto College for her song "Put Our Swords Down".

The Rest of NZ award goes to Jessica Adams from Mackenzie College in Fairlie for her song "Under The Same Sky".

In addition to recording their tracks for the Lion Foundation double CD, both girls took up a 6 week programme at AICJ college in Hiroshima.

AICJ (the Academy for International Community in Japan) fosters programmes of cultural exchange and they are keen to bring songwriters from NZ onto their campus to inspire Japanese songwriters, musicians and singers.

2013 results:

Madeline Bradley from Napier Girls High has won the Peace Song award for NZ (excluding Auckland) with her song “That Feeling”.

Grace Brebner from Auckland’s Diocesan School for Girls has taken the Auckland region Peace Song award as judged by Mayor Len Brown. The song is called “In Pieces”.

In addition to recording their tracks for the Lion Foundation double CD, both girls took up a 6 week programme at AICJ college in Hiroshima. 

AICJ (the Academy for International Community in Japan) fosters programmes of cultural exchange and they are keen to bring songwriters from NZ onto their campus to inspire Japanese songwriters, musicians and singers.

2012 results:

Sherydon Ngaropo from Te Kura Taumata o Panguru, Kohukohu with "These Words".

Kelly Harris from Baradene College for her winning song "And So It Begins Again".

Mayor Len Brown chose the winner of this division, marking the International Day of Peace and celebrating Auckland Council declaration of Auckland as a City for Peace.

2011 results:

Eden Roberts, Aaron Longville, and Kenji Iwamitsu-Holdaway for the song "White Blanket". 

Eden, Aaron and Kenji attended Western Springs College

2010 results:

Kristin Macdonald for her song "Dreamcatcher". 

Kristin attended St Hilda’s College Dunedin.

2009 results:

Sala-Marlene Tyler for her song ‘Look Into My World’. 

Sala-Marlene attended Papatoetoe High School.

2008 results:

Holly Cramer-Roberts for her song ‘Unite’. 

Holly attended Glendowie College.