The John Lennon Songwriting Contest was launched 25 years ago, 15 years after the untimely death of music icon John Lennon. The venture was led by Yoko Ono Lennon who has been a hands-on participant in its growth and that of its offshoot, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus one year later which began its annual visits to schools and other venues across the country to provide hands on opportunities to students of all ages.
On its silver anniversary, the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (JLSC.com) is proud to announce the launch of the 2021 Contest for songwriters, bands and artists who can continue to avail themselves of the opportunity to be heard and to be awarded some of the more than $300,000 in cash and prizes from the best names in audio and music products.
Each year, there are 96 winners across 12 categories with 1 Song of the Year, 12 Lennon Awards, 24 Grand Prize winners, and 72 Finalists. Proceeds from the Contests help to support the non-profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus studio (lennonbus.org).
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual Contest launched weekly contests to allow songwriters to win much needed gear and technology so they could continue to work while “Stuck At Home.”
This week, all entrants will also qualify for a special “Love Song” contest which has become an annual Valentine’s Day event, offering additional gear giveaways from Audio-Technica, Gibson, Genelec, Neutrik, OWC, Reason Studios, and Sonicbids.
Deadlines for the next two weekly contests are February 7 and 14. Past winners of the Love Song Contest have included Grammy winner Meghan Trainer who won in 2015.
To submit, visit jlsc.com