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. Winners of the contest receive cash and/ or prizes, with the top prize being a $20,000 check courtesy of the Maxell Corporation, as well as an Apple Mac Pro, Cinema Display, a Mackie Mixer, a Pair of Mackie Studio Monitors, Logic Pro Software and a $250 Gift certificate, for each band member, to Digital Media Academy. Also, one band is selected annually to perform on the Warped Tour for one week.
Judges of the songwriting contest include Bob Weir, The Black Eyed Peas, The Bacon Brothers, and The Veronicas.
For more information, visit the official website of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, www.jlsc.com.