Session I - CLOSED
Open -
January, 2019
Deadline - June 15, 2019 - 11:59PM PST
Winner Announcement -
September 1, 2019
12 Grand Prize Winners (one in each category) and 36 Finalists (three in each category)

Session II - CLOSED
Open -
June 16, 2019
Deadline - December 15, 2019 - 11:59PM PST
Winner Announcement -
March 1, 2020
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.

Song of the Year
Winner Announcement -

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

Awards and Prizes
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The John Lennon Songwriting Contest presents LOVE.

Zach Matari from Montville, NY has been selected as the winner of the 2017 LOVE contest with his impassioned original song "When the Levee Breaks." Zach will receive the following prizing:

Audio-Technica System 10 microphone
Disc Makers 200 12" Vinyl w/ full color Euro jackets from Disc Makers
Genelec 8010 monitors
Line 6 SonicPort Vx guitar recording interface
Neutrik custom John Lennon Educational Tour Bus cable and connectors
OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1TB Hard Drive
Propellerhead Reason
Yamaha RS320 BST Guitar
Yamaha PSRSE253 keyboard w/ SKD2 Survival Kit


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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