by NZ CATHOLIC staff
AUCKLAND — Record entries saw a total of 50 reduced to 12 finalists for this year’s National Pro-life Songwriting Contest to be held in Auckland on December 3.
Contest organiser and the chairman of Voice for Life Bay of Plenty Charitable Trust, Don Brebner, said a condition of entry is that song themes must in some way reflect respect for life.
A further condition is that the songs must be “commercially un-released”, ensuring that they are new and original. Finalist songwriters are not obliged to present their own songs at the finals concert at the Greenlane Christian Centre and are entitled to use professionals or other singers to do so.