Attention female drummers, it’s that time of year again. Fresh off the heels (pun intended) of last year’s debut, the Second Annual Hit Like A Girl Drumming Contest is in full swing at hitlikeagirlcontest.com. Sponsored by DRUM! Magazine in conjunction with TRX Cymbals and Tom Tom: The Magazine for Female Drummers, and supported by leading equipment companies like DW Drums, Yamaha DTX, Evans, Vater, Drum Channel, Alfred Publishing and more, Hit Like A Girl is the only drumming contest for girls and women worldwide.
The contest began February 1st and wraps up April 9th. Entries close this Friday, March 15th and the voting ends March 31st. Finalists will be announced April 2nd with the winners being notified April 9th. This year, winners are divided into two age groups: under 18 and 18 and over. That allows for two grand prize winners and two first and second runners up. Both grand prize winners will each get a PDP 5-piece drum kit with hardware, cymbals, sticks and more. Both first place runners up with each get a Yamaha DTX 450 electronic drum kit and more while both second place runners up receive a Yamaha DTX 400 electronic drum kit and more.
The contest has some of the world’s most reputable female drummers judging the entries. Judges this year are Jess Bowen (Summer Set), Elaine Bradley (Neon Trees), YouTube sensation Meytal Cohen, Hannah Ford (Prince), Shauney “Baby” Recke (Sting), Dawn Richardson (4 Non-Blondes), Gina Schock (The Go-Gos) and Kimberly Thompson (Beyonce).
To enter the contest, you need to upload a three minute video (videos more than three minutes will only have the first three judged) and can feature you drumming to a cover tune, an original tune, with a mp3 backing track or even a solo. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo and submitted at this link.
Good luck and The Music Universe will announce the winners once awarded.