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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Ethereal rockers Wyland have been selected as the winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Come Together NYC opportunity! The band will perform at the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus' Block Party in Jackson Heights celebrating John Lennon's birthday on the main stage at the outdoor 78th Street Play Street on October 8th along with other celebrities at this community event in partnership with the City of NY. Wyland will also take home an incredible prize package valued at over $8,000.

Main stage performance slot on 10/8 John Lennon Block Party in NYC^
^ Weather permitting
PA, mics and monitors provided
Standard backline provided
Live A/V Recording Session on board the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus in NYC
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones
Digial Media Academy $1,000 scholarship & prize pack
Epiphone Casino guitar & cases
OWC Mercury On-The-GoŽ Pro 1.0TB USB 3.0 & 2.0 Storage Solution Hard Drive
Neutrik custom John Lennon Educational Tour Bus cable & connectors
Propellerhead Reason
Yamaha PSRE253 Keyboard + SKD2 Survival Kit
ZVEX Effects pedal


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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