Hit Like A Girl

The 2014 Drumming Contest For Women And Girls

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.

General Guidelines

Read the complete contest rules and policies for more details.

  • —— Sorry Boys, Ladies Only ——

    Only women and girls are eligible to enter. The contest is named “Hit Like A Girl,” after all.

  • —— No Pros Please ——

    Drummers who make more than $30k/year and have an endorsement contract are not eligible to enter.

  • —— 1 Contest, 2 Age Groups ——

    Entries are split into <18 and 18+ age groups. Entrants under 14 will need a parent’s consent.

  • —— 3-minute Drumming Video Required ——

    Solos, covers, or gigs are all fair game, just make sure to showcase your skills.

Evaluation Criteria

Entry videos will scored by our distinguished panel of judges according to the following criteria:

  • 70% —— Performance ——

    Technique, chops, originality, creativity, groove, and feel

  • 20% —— Style ——

    Showmanship, vibe (fit with the music), and personality

  • 10% —— Story ——

    Personal story, background, and potential

Entering The Contest

January 24, 2014 — February 28, 2014

Contest Entry Checklist

  • 3-minute drumming video uploaded online
  • A brief bio telling your drumming story
  • Recent photo of yourself behind the kit

Need more help?

Find out more about how to enter.

Two Ways To Make The Finals

15 – 20 finalists will be selected from each age group.

  • —— Weekly Selections ——

    January 24, 2014 —— February 28, 2014

    Our esteemed panel of judges will select 2 finalists from each age group (4 total) each week during the contest entry phase. PLUS! you’ll win a GoPro HERO3 White camera!

  • OR

  • —— Public Voting ——

    March 4, 2014 —— March 21, 2014

    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.

The complete lists of finalists will be announced online on March 24, 2014

Meet our judges

And The Winner Is …

April 4, 2014

The 2014 contest grand prize winners and runners-up will be announced via live webcast on Drumchannel.com. More details to come.

In the mean time, find out more about past winners.

L–R: Scott Donnell (DW Drums), Bob Terry (Yamaha DTX), Mindy Abovitz (Tom Tom Magazine), Phil Hood (DRUM! Magazine), and David Levine (TRX Cymbals) announcing the 2013 finalists.

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Official Hit Like A Girl Contest Tank

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