Session I - CLOSED
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 - OPEN
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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Attention songwriters, bands, artists and producers! 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 still on pause. All entries are also automatically competing in Session II, 2021 of the contest (see: 2021 Prizing).

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.

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
  • Epiphone: Limited Edition 1966 G-400 PRO guitar
  • Casio: CT-S300 Keyboard
  • Reason Studios: Reason+ 1 year membership
  • Audio-Technica: ATH-ANC100BTBK wireless in-ear headphones
  • Neutrik: *Special Edition* John Lennon Educational Tour Bus instrument cable
  • Sonicbids: Gig-Seeker Pro 1 year membership
  • OWC: USB-C Travel Dock


"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.


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