Session I - CLOSED
Open -
January 17, 2022
Deadline - June 15, 2022 - 11:59PM PST
Winner Announcement -
September 1, 2022
12 Grand Prize Winners (one in each category) and 36 Finalists (three in each category)

Session II - OPEN
Open -
June 16, 2022
Deadline - December 31, 2022 - 11:59PM PST
Winner Announcement -
March 1, 2023
12 Grand Prize Winners (one in each category) and 36 Finalists (three in each category)

2021 Lennon Awards
Winner Announcement -

May 1, 2022

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.

2021 Song of the Year
Winner Announcement -

July, 2022
The 12 Lennon Award Winners will compete for the Song of the Year and $20,000.

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The John Lennon Songwriting Contest presents:

Summer songs connect us to some of the most memorable times of our lives.
Hot, steamy, lazy, funny, or revolutionary.
Pool parties, ocean breezes, BBQs, gritty streets, and ice cream treats.
It's a vibe.

The JLSC is conducting weekly SUMMER SONGS contests. 1 winner is selected EACH WEEK. Entry deadlines are each SUNDAY at 11:59pm PDT.

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

You could win from the following Summer Songs prizes:

  • Epiphone guitars
  • Genelec 8010A monitors (pair)
  • Audio-Technica wireless headphones
  • Reason+ (1 year membership)
  • Neutrik *Special Edition* John Lennon Educational Tour Bus instrument cable
  • OWC USB-C Travel Dock

All Summer Songs entries will also compete in Session II of the 2022 contest. 1 Song = 2 ways to win.


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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