Session I - OPEN
Open -
January 17, 2022
Deadline - June 15, 2022 - 11:59PM PST
Winner Announcement -
September 1, 2022
12 Grand Prize Winners (one in each category) and 36 Finalists (three in each category)

Session II - CLOSED
Open -
June 16, 2022
Deadline - December 31, 2022 - 11:59PM PST
Winner Announcement -
March 1, 2023
12 Grand Prize Winners (one in each category) and 36 Finalists (three in each category)

2021 Lennon Awards
Winner Announcement -

May 1, 2022

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.

2021 Song of the Year
Winner Announcement -

July, 2022
The 12 Lennon Award Winners will compete for the Song of the Year and $20,000.

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Love, love, love...Attention songwriters, bands, artists and producers! The JLSC is running a LOVE SONG CONTEST each week until Valentine’s Day.

You know love comes in many forms - Romantic, Sexy, Platonic, Pure, Tainted, Obsessive, Jealous, Pathetic, Sad, Forbidden, or Sweet. It’s not all puppy dogs and roses, so don’t be afraid to express your true feelings. All genres of music are welcome. Entries will also be automatically entered in Session I, 2022 of the contest, so you’ve got two ways to win!

Enter by SUNDAY at 11:59pm PT each week and we will select one contest entrant to win a prize pack filled with home studio gear and instruments.

Winners announced each Monday on Instagram Live at 2pm ET. Follow @lennonbus to join the conversation.

You could win from the following gear:

  • Epiphone guitars
  • Genelec 8010A monitors (pair) with a carry case
  • Audio-Technica wireless headphones
  • Reason+ (1 year membership)
  • Neutrik *Special Edition* John Lennon Educational Tour Bus instrument cable
  • Sonicbids Gig-Seeker Pro (1 year membership)
  • OWC USB-C Travel Dock


"All you need is love." - Lennon/McCartney


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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