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North Shore Schools Songwriting Competition

Announcing out Winners


After careful consideration, much arguing & fierce debates, judges were able to select 6 winners from the 51 submissions. 2 runners up were selected instead of 1 second place due to the high caliber of the submissions.


Huge Congratulations to:


Intermediate winner

Cameron Beattie “Who Needs You” (Northcross Intermediate School)

2x Runners up

Maia Potter “Hollow” (Albany Primary School)

Eva Steckler “Biggest Mistake” (Belmont Intermediate School)


Secondary winner

Freya “Warm” (Takapuna Grammar)

2x Runners up

Grace Allis “Tidy Floor” (Albany Junior High School)

Leigh Edmeades “Beautiful Creatures” (Albany Junior High School)


The judges for this competition were Laughton Kora (Kora), Sven Pettersen (The Checks/Racing), Ed Knowles (The Checks/Racing), Taisha Tari (Artist) , Emme Lentino (Artist), Neil Baldock (Tui award winning engineer & Depot Sound Manager), Noah Page (NZ Music Commission Intern) & The Depot Artspace Team.

All winners receive 2 days of studio recording time, all runner-ups receive 1 day of studio recording time and all entrants receive a discounted $40+gst/hour rate for studio recording until 31 Jan 2022.

Huge thanks to all entrants, teachers & parents.


Depot Sound North Shore Schools Songwriting Competition will be held again May 2022! 

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22 Jun 2021