About the Contest
The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is an international songwriting contest that began in 1997. The Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters who submit entries in any one of 12 categories. The JLSC is open year-round and features two Sessions -- with 72 Finalists, 24 Grand Prize Winners, 12 Lennon Award Winners and 1 Maxell Song of the Year.
You don't need a professional recording. Entries will be judged on originality, melody, composition, and lyrics (when applicable). Your songs may be entered in any of the following categories: Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, Gospel/Inspirational, Latin, Electronic, Folk, and Children's. Instrumental compositions are encouraged.
D12, Al Jarreau, Bob Weir, Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, Jesse Harris, Teairra Mari, The Black Eyed Peas, The Bacon Brothers, Ken Komisar, The Veronicas and John Legend are some of the members on our Executive Committee of Judges.
MEET THE JUDGES
Winners will receive EMI Publishing Contracts, Studio Equipment from, Roland, Edirol by Roland, Audio-Technica, Propellerhead, Ableton and Sibelius, plus 1,000 CDs in full color with premium 6-panel Digipaks courtesy of Disc Makers, an Apple iPod Shuffle and gift certificates from Musiciansfriend.com. One entrant will be chosen to TOUR and PERFORM for one week on Warped Tour '08. One (1) Lennon Award winning song will receive an Apple Power Mac G5, Cinema Display, Logic Pro software, and $20,000 for the "Song of the Year" courtesy of Maxell.
for a complete list of PRIZES.
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 song
A completed application
Read the Rules & Regulations carefully before entering.
2007 Rules & Regulations