WelCom June 2020:
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand announced the winners and finalists of its inaugural 2020 Kaitiaki2Share creative competition during Laudato Si’ Week in May.
Kaitiaki2Share encourages New Zealand students of all ages to consider how we can care for all creation, both people and the environment. Students were asked to send in a creative idea in the medium of their choice, such as a video, poem, drawing, project plan or story. Caritas was encouraged by the high level of participation, especially as many schools promoted the activity for students at home during lockdown. More than a hundred students showed off their creative minds, design skills and desire to care for God’s creation.
The winners were: Aminette Miranda (Y8, St Benedict’s School Khandallah); Franka Eilering (Y3, Monte Cecilia Catholic School, Auckland); Holly Bowhill (Y7, St Mary’s School, Blenheim); Olivia Bain (Y7, St Mary’s School, Blenheim); and Ryo Kinikinilau (Y5, St Benedict’s School, Khandallah).
They each received a share of the prize money. In addition, all winners and finalists had a native tree planted in their name and their competition submission featured on the Caritas website at caritas.org.nz/kaitiaki2share
Caritas 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. 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.’
Due to disruptions caused by the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown, the closing date for entries has been extended to July 3. For more information go to: caritas.org.nz/singout4justice