If you're a follower of Warped Tour and the massive community it encompasses, you've probably seen the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, but what you may not know is that every year since 1997, aspiring and professional songwriters have been entering John Lennon Songwriting Contest for their chance to win a $20,000 Song of the Year prize.

Last year, in addition to their 24 grand prize winners, their 12 LennonAward winners and their “Song Of The Year,” they chose one arist to represent them on Warped–The Royal.

Check out the AP exclusive premiere of “Bounce Back” by the band to hear the songwriting chops made the Royal stand out in the contest: 


Enter the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest

“We are very proud to have had The Royal representing The John Lennon Songwriting Contest on The 2013 Warped Tour,” a representative from the contest told AP. “Their persistence and dedication to songwriting, recording and touring have made them shine as artists and we are excited to pick a new winner of the same caliber to join The 2014 Warped Tour.”

Think you could be the artist they're seeking this year? You have until December 15 to enter for the opportunity to win the JLSC Vans Warped Tour Prize presented by Neutrik USA Find entry details at the JLSC website.

“The guys from the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus were incredibly supportive of us and through JLSC and Neutrik, we were offered unique and progressive ways to record music and connect with our fans,” the Royal said. “It was such an honor to be a part of Warped's community, learn about its rich history, and share the stage with some of our childhood (and present day) heroes!”