What information do we collect?
The Trust collects and uses personal information from patrons, donors, supporters, New Zealand secondary school students who enter our competitions, including songwriters and performers and certain New Zealand secondary school teachers who are involved with our competitions.
‘Personal Information’ means information that can be used to personally identify you such as your name, physical address, email address, date of birth, contact phone number, and payment details.
Personal Information is collected directly from you when you:
We may also collect Personal Information about you if you:
It is your choice to provide Personal Information to us. Wherever it is lawful and practicable, you have the option not to identify yourself when interacting with us. Please be aware that if you do not wish to provide your Personal Information, we may not be able to process your competition entry or donation.
We collect or obtain Personal Information for the operation of the Trust’s activities, including:
For the avoidance of doubt, we will only use, and you authorise us to use, your Personal Information for these purposes or as otherwise authorised by you or where required by law. We will not sell, rent, or licence any of your Personal Information.
We recognise your right to opt out from direct marketing, and as such these consents can be modified at any time by emailing us or clicking unsubscribe on any direct marketing communications.
You agree and consent to us disclosing your Personal Information to:
For the avoidance of doubt, all employees, consultants, contractors and agents of ours are bound by New Zealand’s privacy laws.
Your rights to your information
In accordance with the Privacy Act, you have the right to access, review and update the Personal Information we hold about you. You can update your details with us at any time by emailing us. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to maintain the truth, accuracy, and completeness of your information and we shall have no liability to you or any third party arising from your failure to keep your information up to date.
We store your Personal Information either electronically or in hard copy format. All Personal Information that we hold electronically is stored on secure servers to limit the risk of loss, disclosure or unauthorised access. For online payments we use processing services with international reputations. We do not have access to your credit card or account details sent to those processing services and we do not electronically store such information. All Personal Information that we hold in hard copy format we store at our registered office as noted on the Charities Register (https://register.charities.govt.nz/). All Personal Information we hold, whether it is in physical or electronic format, is only kept for as long as is necessary for the Trust to carry out its activities and all Personal Information held in physical format is shredded after seven years.
No security measures are, however, 100% secure so we cannot guarantee the security of your information or data at any time. To the extent permitted by law, we accept no liability for any breach of security, or direct hacking of our security measures, or any unintentional disclosure, loss or misuse of any information or data or for the actions of any third parties that may obtain any information or data.
Not withstanding the above, we acknowledge our obligation to report any data breach that is likely to risk the rights and freedoms of natural persons to the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner. We will also inform you, where possible, if your data has been breached in the circumstance where it poses a risk of serious harm or your rights and freedoms.
Play it Strange
Attention: Privacy Officer
PO Box 37194, Parnell, Auckland 1151
(for more information see https://www.privacy.org.nz/).
Songwriting is a craft of the imagination and we believe that the creative environment surrounding songwriters should foster, expose and celebrate these songs.
We run songwriting competitions with lyric, Maori language, Peace Song awards and others alongside. And we record at least 40 finalists each year in professional recording studios.
Songwriting, performance, and recording are the three pivots of our music evolution.
NZ Songwriters have their own take on what makes songwriting a vibrant, creative practice - read their fresh perspectives in our Songwriters Speak pageSongwriters Speak
We've designed a poster with all key deadlines and dates for our competitions. Make sure to stick them in your calendar!
Further information about each competitions entry requirements can be found below in our "Competitions" section.
Online entry forms are now available for each competition.
Download the PDF and print it out, stick it up at school and hand it out to friends, get the word out there!
Director/Producer: Mareea Vegas / DOP: Kent Belcher / Art dept: Alex Matthews / Editor: Zac Blair /
Post production: Henry Williamson @ Thievery Studio / Hair: Luci Hare / Makeup: Tiveshni Naidoo / Clothing: Thanks to Lela Jacobs
Special thanks to NZ On Air for their Special Tracks grant which covered the recording and film making.
2018 ENTRY FORM NOW AVAILABLE
The National Secondary School Songwriting Competition is the flagship programme of the Play It Strange Trust.
2018 ENTRY FORM NOW AVAILABLE
This competition seeks songs with the lyrics embodying a focus on Peace. N.B. We are unable to offer the Hiroshima Exchange prizes this year.
2018 ENTRY FORM NOW AVAILABLE
The Winner and all Finalists have been announced.
For all secondary school students in NZ.
The competition is judged based on the originality of the cover you choose to rearrange and sing, written and performed by a kiwi artist.
Supported by a Music Grant from Recorded Music NZ.
2018 ENTRY FORM NOW AVAILABLE
Play It Strange presents a Cover Art competition to celebrate all creatives at New Zealand Secondary Schools.
This competition seeks an Album Artwork for the front cover of the 2018 Play It Strange Lion Foundation Songwriting Competition.
Play It Strange has worked for over 10 years, striving to provide secondary students with a platform they can use to pursue their musical adventures. We've held concerts, workshops and competitions, all with the intentions to provide the right environment from which students can gain confidence, self-belief and an impetus for a career path they would like to follow.Read More
Patrons, Strange Friend Stars and our Strange Friends are a crucial and valuable community that support us.
We would love you to come on board.
All donations are tax deductible.
If you are interested in becoming a Platinum Patron or Strange Friends Star or indeed support Play It Strange in any way please give us a call, we would love to catch up and talk.
University of Waikato summer paper ‘Introduction To SONGWRITING’ has just finished.
Students have finalised the tracking of their two songs and the results are very cool.
I Know This To Be True was conceived and assembled by Geoff Blackwell of PQ Blackwell, and Ric Salizzo. It is a book about truth, beauty and wisdom. "Sixty New Zealanders in the middle of interesting lives talk about what really matters, truth and beauty, and the things they hold dear to their hearts."
Royalties from the book sales will be forwarded to PLAY IT STRANGE to further their website and school programmes.
I Know This To Be True is an incredible collection of New Zealanders discussing what it is that is important to them. PQ Blackwell have generously donated all profits from book sales to Play It Strange. We cannot thank them enough for their support of Play It Strange, and we are so grateful to be part of such a rich, inspiring project.
The book is available for purchase from any good book store in New Zealand and online. Go and get one and enjoy!
Play It Strange songwriters that have had their songs recorded for the annual CD are making cool inroads out into the world. Their career paths were fuelled from their time at school during which they sent their songs into our competitions and triumphed.
Here we have a selection of those who hit the ground running when they left school. With songwriting, performance and recording experience they were capable and poised for action.
CUSTOMERS: Those philanthropic institutions, individuals, grants bodies and funding agencies. We applaud their generosity in supporting us and their focus on the benefits we bring to the society around us.
CLIENTS: The songwriters and performers that bring their imaginative craft and performing skills to bear and we are all rewarded. From the secondary school songwriting competitions to the recording sessions for the top 40 songs.
Watch Seven Sharp's story on our WE ARE ONE - Concert for Autism herePhoto GalleryNZ Musician Magazine Review