Local songwriters, win your share of $300,000 worth of cash and prizes including a grand prize of $20,000!

The John Lennon Songwriting contest has opened registration for the second phase of their 2017 campaign. You can enter here, the deadline is December 15th. According to musicconnection.com, the contest is:

Open to amateur and professional songwriters, the original song entries may be in any of 12 musical categories. Judges include such notable writers/artists as Fergie, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), George Clinton, Bob Weir, Jim Steinman (Bat Out of Hell), Sheila E and Sean Paul as well as producers Detail (Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Drake) and multi-GRAMMY winning Jack Joseph Puig (Florence & the Machine, Lady Gaga, U2, Rolling Stones).

Sign up now and maybe YOU will write the "Song Of The Year" and pick up that $20K. To register online, click here. You can also register by mail or, via Sonicbids. For more info, visit the JLSC website or, click here.