Session I - OPEN
Open -
February 20, 2023
Deadline - June 25, 2023 - 11:59PM PST
Winner Announcement -
September 1, 2023
12 Grand Prize Winners (one in each category) and 36 Finalists (three in each category)

Session II - CLOSED
Open -
June 26, 2023
Deadline - December 31, 2023 - 11:59PM PST
Winner Announcement -
March 1, 2024
12 Grand Prize Winners (one in each category) and 36 Finalists (three in each category)

2022 Lennon Awards
Winner Announcement -

May 1, 2023

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.

2022 Song of the Year
Winner Announcement -

July, 2023
One of the 12 Lennon Award Winners will win 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 so enter your original songs in any category.

This is a weekly contest running for 4 weeks. The entry deadlines are each Sunday (at 11:59pm PST): January 22, January 29, February 5, and February 12. The week's winner will be announced on Monday. Then, on February 14, one of the four weekly winners will become the Love Songs Grand Prize Winner and will win a bonus prize.

Winners will be announced on Instagram each Monday. Follow @lennonbus so you don’t miss out!

You could win from the following gear:

  • Epiphone guitars
  • Genelec 8010A monitors
  • Audio-Technica wireless headphones
  • Reason+ (1 year membership)


"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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