Pages Navigation Menu

Start With Something That's True

John Lennon Songwriting Contest I

John Lennon Songwriting Contest I

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is open to both amateur and professional songwriters.

Songs may be entered in any of the following twelve categories: rock, country, jazz, pop, world, R&B, hip-hop, gospel/inspirational, Latin, electronic, folk and children’s.

Instrumental compositions are not only accepted, they’re encouraged!

 

 

DATES | FEES | ENTRY

Opens:  February 15 (Midnight)

Deadlines:  June 16 (11:59PM)

Winner announcement:  September 1

 

FEES
  • $30 per song

 

ENTER  |  RULES

 

 

HOW IT WORKS

There are are two sessions each year, with 12 Grand Prize winners in each category announced per session. In May, the 12 grand prize winners from each session compete in online voting to be named the Lennon Award Winner in their respective category.  In July, the 12 Lennon Award Winners compete for the Song of the Year title and $20,000.

 

 

JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST I PRIZES

Song of the Year Winner Receives (1*):

  • $20,000 Cash
  • ZVEX Effects loaded pedal board: Vexter Super Duper, Vexter Box of Rock, Mastotron, Distortron, Vexter Instant Lo-Fi Junky, Vexter Sonar, Wah Probe, Vexter Box of Metal, Pedal Train board, power supply, cables (MAP $1946)
  • 200 12″ Vinyl w/ full color Euro jackets from Disc Makers (MSRP $1598)
  • SESAC Prize Package
  • $1,000 gift certificate to Digital Media Academy
    *in addition to Lennon Award Winner package & Grand Prize Winner package

Lennon Award Winners Receive (12*):

  • 1,000 CDs in full color jackets from Disc Makers (MSRP $799)
  • ZVEX Effects Vexter Box of Rock (MAP $199)
  • $500 gift certificate to Digital Media Academy
    *in addition to Grand Prize Winner package

Grand Prize Winners Receive (24):

  • Over $8,000 in Project studio equipment from Yamaha, Audio-Technica, Epiphone Guitars, Genelec, Neutrik, Propellerhead and ZVEX Effects
  • $1500 worth of gear from Yamaha
  • A pair of Genelec 8030 Active Monitors (MSRP $1,890)
  • An Epiphone Guitar & Hard Case ($1,655)
  • Propellerhead’s Reason (MSRP $449)
  • ZVEX Effects Super Duper (MAP $199)
  • OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro 1.0TB USB 3.0 & 2.0 Hard Drive (MAP $119.99)
  • ATH-M40x headphones, AT2050 studio condenser mic, AT83314 mic cable from Audio-Technica (MSRP $556.50)
  • Neutrik special edition John Lennon Educational Tour Bus connectors and cable
  • A one year subscription to Guitar Player, Bass Player, Keyboard, or Electronic Musician Magazine

Finalists Receive (72):

  • ZVEX Effects Vexter Box of Metal (MAP $219)
  • A one year subscription to Guitar Player, Bass Player, Keyboard, or Electronic Musician Magazine

One band will win The JLSC Vans Warped Tour Prize

  • Opportunity to TOUR and PERFORM for one week on Warped Tour 2017

 

PAST WINNERS

2015 Lennon Award Winners

2015 Grand Prize Winners Session I

2015 Grand Prize Winners Session II

2015 Finalists Session I

2015 Finalists Session II

 





Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Pin It on Pinterest