An Otumoetai College student has taken out first place in the the Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition and will feature on the annual Play It Strange album.
Over the past year, secondary school students age 13 to 18 from New Zealand and Samoa have written 44 songs to make up the album.
Talia Dalton from Otumoetai College won the award with her song 'Ice Cube In A Coffee'.
The album includes the top 39 songwriters from the annual Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition and winners from the Wero Songwriting Competition, the Peace Song Awards, Play It Strange Samoa and The Calling song competition.
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All songs have been recorded in professional recording studios throughout the country and then mastered by Chris Chetland at Roundhead Studios for a run of 3000 CDs.
"We think this year's album shows an emerging sophistication in performance and arrangement and an evocative recording excellence - each song tells a different story", Play It Strange Trust chief executive Mike Chunn said.