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 31, 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, 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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HONORING JOHN'S 80th: Attention songwriters, bands, artists and producers! In honor of what would have been John Lennon's 80th birthday on October 9, the JLSC is running a weekly opportunity to give you the tools to express yourself and come together while we continue to be apart with live music, events and venues on pause.

Enter by SUNDAY at 11:59pm PT and we will randomly select one contest entrant to win a prize pack filled with home studio gear and instruments. All entries are also automatically competing in Session II, 2020 of the contest (2020 Prizing).

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

You could win from the following gear:
Genelec 8010 Monitors (pair) with carry case
Reason Studios Reason 11
Audio-Technica ATH-SR30BTBK wireless over-ear headphones
Focusrite Red 2 & Red 3 Plug-in Suite (AAX/AU/VST)
Neutrik Special Edition John Lennon Educational Tour Bus instrument cable
OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1TB Hard Drive
OWC USB-C Travel Dock
Sonicbids Gig-Seeker Pro membership


"Imagine all the people living life in peace." - John Lennon


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.


OWC Yamaha Audio-Technica K&M Genelec Mackie Neutrik Propellerhead Sonicbids NAMM Focusrite Guitar Player Bass Player Electronic Musician Copperpeace