Session I - CLOSED
Open -
January, 2018
Deadline - June 15, 2018 - 11:59PM PST
Winner Announcement -
September 1, 2018
12 Grand Prize Winners (one in each category) and 36 Finalists (three in each category)

Session II - CLOSED
Open -
June 16, 2018
Deadline - December 15, 2018 - 11:59PM PST
Winner Announcement -
March 1, 2019
12 Grand Prize Winners (one in each category) and 36 Finalists (three in each category)

12 Lennon Awards
Winner Announcement -

May 1, 2018

Grand Prize Winners of Session I and Session II will compete head-to-head in an online voting battle to become the Lennon Award Winner in their respective category.

Song of the Year
Winner Announcement -

July, 2018
The 12 Lennon Award Winners will compete for the Song of the Year and $20,000.

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The New Orleans Jazz Contest

*Must be a Louisiana state resident to qualify

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus presents:
THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ CONTEST
 
Entry Fee: Free
Start: Monday, March 19, 2012
End: Friday, April 13, 2012
Winner Announcement: Friday, April 20, 2012

Grand Prize Winner: Dirtfoot - Bathroom Sink
Finalist: Katja Toivola - Paradise on Earth
Finalist: Winston Hall and Donna Chance - Goodbye NOLA

Click the song title to hear the winning songs!

Our grand prize winner won an Avid prize pack containing an MBox with Pro Tools 10, an M-Audio Key Station Mini along with Sibelius 7! Also, the GPW will receive an Epiphone “Inspired By” John Lennon Casino guitar, an ATM510 microphone from Audio-Technica, a Lennon Bus Live on-board recording session and a free entry into either Session I, 2012 or Session II, 2012 of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest!

The two (2) finalists have won a free entry into either Session I, 2012 or II the JLSC where they will contend to win huge prizes packs and our $20K Song of the Year Prize.

 

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