Session I - CLOSED
Open -
January 11, 2021
Deadline - June 15, 2021 - 11:59PM PST
Winner Announcement -
September 1, 2021
12 Grand Prize Winners (one in each category) and 36 Finalists (three in each category)

Session II - OPEN
Open -
June 16, 2021
Deadline - December 31, 2021 - 11:59PM PST
Winner Announcement -
March 1, 2022
12 Grand Prize Winners (one in each category) and 36 Finalists (three in each category)

2020 Lennon Awards
Winner Announcement -

May 1, 2021

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.

2020 Song of the Year
Winner Announcement -

July, 2021
The 12 Lennon Award Winners will compete for the Song of the Year and $20,000.

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About the Contest

▶︎ In honor of John Lennon,The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international songwriting contest that began in 1997 to give songwriters an opportunity to express themselves, gain recognition, and get their music heard. The JLSC is made possible by Yoko Ono Lennon.

▶︎ Over $300,000 in cash awards and prizes in 12 categories-
72 Finalists, 24 Grand Prize Winners, 12 Lennon Award Winners, and 1 "Song of the Year." Click here for a complete list of PRIZES.

▶︎You don't need a professional recording. Entries will be judged on originality, melody, composition, and lyrics (when applicable).

Imagine what popular music might be like today without the influence of John Lennon and The Beatles.

▶︎ George Clinton, Prince Royce, 311, and Jim Steinman are some of the members on our Executive Committee of Judges.
Meet the Judges

▶︎ Proceeds from the contest help support the non-profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus mobile recording studio which is dedicated to providing young people with opportunities to create original music and digital media.

 

Each entry requires the following elements:
One song five (5) minutes or less in the form of MP3 (12MB or less), CD or Cassette
A lyric sheet -- no lyrics necessary for instrumental compositions
A payment -- $30.00 per song
A completed application

Read the Rules & Regulations carefully before entering.
 

 

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