The Peace Song Competition started in 2008 and has two regional winners:
1. The Auckland City Region
2. The Rest of New Zealand region.
Each entry is judged with 50% to lyrics and 50% to music.
The Peace theme of the lyrics has this brief:
The theme of peace and non-violence may be interpreted broadly from inner personal peace, peace in the home and among families to peace between people of the world. The title of the original song does not have to be "The Peace Song" As in the Lion Foundation song competition, the recording and performance quality of the entry is not taken into account.
The winning songwriters will:
- Record their songs professionally
- Have them included on the annual Lion Foundation Song Comp album.
Hiroshima Exchange Trip.
We are unable to offer the Hirtoshoma Exchange trip to the 2017 winners.
Entries can be made online or by post.
The 2017 Peace Song Award recipients are:
Sonatane Kaufusi for "Broadwaves" Manurewa Highschool
NATIONAL WINNERS 1ST EQUAL:
Nina Noble for "Willow Tree" Cashmere Highschool, Christchurch
Shoshana Taylor for "Gold and Silver" Nelson College for Girls