Session I - CLOSED
Open -
January, 2020
Deadline - June 15, 2020 - 11:59PM PST
Winner Announcement -
September 1, 2020
12 Grand Prize Winners (one in each category) and 36 Finalists (three in each category)

Session II - OPEN
Open -
June 16, 2020
Deadline - December 15, 2020 - 11:59PM PST
Winner Announcement -
March 1, 2021
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.

2019 Song of the Year
Winner Announcement -

July, 2020
The 12 Lennon Award Winners will compete for the Song of the Year and $20,000.

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The John Lennon Songwriting Contest and GRAMMY Music Education Coalition present GRAMMY WEEK!

1/21/20 - The High Loves have been selected as the winner of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest special GRAMMY Week contest!

The High Loves are a Toronto based indie rock four piece. Inspired by the likes of eternal greats The Beatles, and more recent indie darlings such as The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys, this band is on a mission -- to bring good, sensible, pop music to everyone you know.
 
The band will perform live during AFA Night @ Hex Brand DTLA on January 23rd and take home a prize pack valued at over $3K with featured gear and prizing from Ace Hotel, Audio-Technica, Copperpeace, Focusrite, Genelec, Hex Brand, The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, K&M, Neutrik, OWC, Reason Studios, Sonicbids and Yamaha

 

 

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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