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About JohnLennonSongContest

New York , NY

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.

SESSION II NOW OPEN!

Important Dates:
Session 1-Closed
Open - January 15, 2009
Deadline - June 15, 2009
Winner Announcement - September 1, 2009
12 Grand Prize Winners (One In Each Category) And 36 Finalists (Three In Each Category)

Session 2 - Open
Open - June 16, 2009
Deadline - December 15, 2009
Winner Announcement - March 1, 2010
12 Grand Prize Winners (One In Each Category) And 36 Finalists (Three In Each Category)

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE INDUSTRY TASTEMAKERS HEAR YOUR MUSIC! 2009 JUDGES INCLUDE:

Bob Weir, Jesse Harris, Teairra Mari, The Black Eyed Peas, The Bacon Brothers, Ken Komisar and The Veronicas are some of the members on our Executive Committee of Judges.

2009 PRIZES INCLUDE:

Maxell Song of the Year:
*$20,000 courtesy of Maxell Corporation
*an Apple computer and Cinema Display, a Mackie Mixer and Studio Monitors , Logic Pro software, and a $1000 scholarship to Digital Media Academy at a participating university.

12 Lennon Award Winners Receive:
*$1000 in Mackie, Ampeg, or Crate Products
*1000 custom CDs of your music, printed in full color 6 panel digipaks courtesy of Disc Makers worth $1990

24 Grand Prize Winners Receive:
*$5,000 in Project Studio Equipment from Roland/Edirol, Audio- Technica, Godin Guitars, Propellerhead, Ableton and Sibelius
*$500 Gift Certificates from MusiciansFriend.com
*Apple iPod Shuffle

72 Finalists will Receive:
*$100 Gift Certificates from MusiciansFriend.com
*Apple iPod Shuffle
*Sibelius 6

Warped Tour Prize:
1 band will be chosen to TOUR and PERFORM for one week on Warped Tour 2010 AND will receive a Crate Half Stack and Ampeg Head and Cabinet Set (Make and Model TBD), along with a feature on the homepage of Purevolume.com

“Lennon” and “John Lennon” are trademarks of Yoko Ono Lennon. All artwork ©Yoko Ono Lennon. Licensed exclusively through Bag One Arts, Inc.

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