The Liverpool Song for Kindness (LSK) contest was launched in memory of John Lennon. In what would’ve been his 80th year, they have brought on new partners and announced details of the 2021 contest.
In addition to global charity tuff.earth, Liverpool City Council and The Cavern Club running the competition, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) and Strawberry Field are now part of the unique collaboration.
In response to the dark times the world has been facing, the aim of the song contest is to raise spirits – whilst offering musicians an exciting opportunity to gain international exposure and a fantastic prize for the winner. Following the example of John Lennon’s Imagine, the song contest is searching for a song of hope and optimism.
Any genre will be considered for entry however the song must be an original piece of work submitted by the songwriter and performed by the songwriter or a nominated artist.
To enter the competition, songwriters and musicians can submit their track (video or audio), song name, writer, performer, lyrics and where they are based via the competition’s online portal HERE.
The closing date for entries is July 4th 2021 – the 50 year anniversary of the recording of John Lennon’s Imagine – and the Top 50 entrants, as selected by the competition judges, will be announced on August 14th 2021.
On September 14th 2021, the Top 10 will be announced and will be subject to extensive marketing before being passed to an expert panel of judges. The Top 3 and competition winner, as selected by the expert panel, will be declared on October 9th 2021 and a very special prize is in store for the winner.