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.

Awards and Prizes
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The John Lennon Songwriting Contest presents LOVE.

The Royal Foundry from Sherwood Park, Alberta, CAN have been selected as the winner of the 2018 LOVE contest with their original electro-alt-pop song "All We Have." The duo will receive the following prizing:

- OWC On-The-Go Pro 1TB Hard Drive
- (2) Neutrik custom John Lennon Educational Tour Bus connectors and cables
- Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ microphone
- Audio-Technica ATH-M50xRD headphones
- Disc Makers 1000 cd's in digi, barcode, mega bundle and 100 posters
- Genelec 8010 monitors with carry bag
- K&M Electric Guitar Stand
- Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-In Suite (AAX/AU/VST)
- Yamaha Keyboard with Survival Kit
- Yamaha Electric Guitar


Each entry requires the following elements:
One Song five (5) minutes or less (mp3, CD or cassette)
A lyric sheet -- no lyrics necessary for instrumental compositions
A payment -- $30.00 per entry
A completed application

Read the Rules & Regulations carefully before entering.


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