The Big Picture Competition: Drawing attention to child poverty solutions


285,000 children live in poverty in New Zealand.

That’s more than 1 in 4 kids.

The Anglican Social Justice Unit has just launched its nationwide schools competition, supported by the Child Poverty Action Group and Unicef.

The Big Picture Competition is for young people to learn about child poverty and be part of making a difference. To enter, youth groups or school classes must create a big picture showing what it would take for all kids in their neighbourhood to be healthy and free from poverty. All entries will form part of a call for Parliament to have ‘big picture thinking’ on child poverty.

Participants may complete their entry any time between May and October. Teaching resources and ideas for youth groups are available at There are more than $5000 in prizes to be won. To register, visit the website or email the Social Justice Unit at

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