This music award and publicity event was started by Not So Modern Drummer founder John Aldridge in 1998 as “basically an excuse to get a bunch of really cool drums into one room at the same time.” It evolved into an international showcase for some of the best snare drums in the world - a huge year long publicity event that was heavily promoted in and covered by the major drum magazines and online drum sites. It went viral on YouTube. Facebook, Twitter and other social media have added another big layer of publicity. The most recent Snare Drum Olympics was in 2014. There are no future events planned at this time.