Hit Like A Girl 2014 is the third annual global drumming contest for female percussionists. The event is produced by Hit Like A Girl Contest in conjunction with founding sponsors DRUM! Magazine, TRX Cymbals, and Tom Tom: The Magazine of Female Drummers. It is made possible by the support of dozens of companies in the music products industry.
Read the complete contest rules and policies for more details.
Only women and girls are eligible to enter. The contest is named “Hit Like A Girl,” after all.
Drummers who make more than $30k/year and have an endorsement contract are not eligible to enter.
Entries are split into <18 and 18+ age groups. Entrants under 14 will need a parent’s consent.
Solos, covers, or gigs are all fair game, just make sure to showcase your skills.
Entry videos will scored by our distinguished panel of judges according to the following criteria:
Technique, chops, originality, creativity, groove, and feel
Showmanship, vibe (fit with the music), and personality
Personal story, background, and potential
Find out more about how to enter.
15 – 20 finalists will be selected from each age group.
The top 5-10 voted videos will become wild card finalists. You may vote for each video once per day. You must be signed on through HLAG or Facebook to cast your vote.