Session I - CLOSED
Open -
January, 2019
Deadline - June 15, 2019 - 11:59PM PST
Winner Announcement -
September 1, 2019
12 Grand Prize Winners (one in each category) and 36 Finalists (three in each category)

Session II - OPEN
Open -
June 16, 2019
Deadline - December 15, 2019 - 11:59PM PST
Winner Announcement -
March 1, 2020
12 Grand Prize Winners (one in each category) and 36 Finalists (three in each category)

12 Lennon Awards
Winner Announcement -

May 1, 2020

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, 2020
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.

Contest Deadline: March 1, 2019
Winner Announcement: By April 1, 2019

$30 per song. Entry fees from this contest help support the non-profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones
Audio-Technica System 10 Mic
Copperpeace Love Guitar Strap
Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in
Genelec 8010 monitors with carry case
K&M E-Guitar Stand 17540
K&M Microphone Stand 26010-300-55
Mackie DL16S Wireless Digital Mixer
(2) Neutrik custom John Lennon Educational Tour Bus cables & connectors
OWC Mercury On-the-go Pro 1TB Hard Drive
OWC USB-C Travel Dock
Propellerhead Reason
Sonicbids Annual Membership
Yamaha PAC012DLX OVS Electric Guitar
Yamaha PSRE263 Keyboard & SKD2 Survival Kit


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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