Hit Like A Girl 2014 Contest Plans January 24, 2014 KickoffNew Sponsors, Participants and Judges include Guitar Center, PAS and Jessica Bowen
The Hit Like A Girl Contest* has announced that the 2014 edition of the international contest for female drummers will open for entries on January 24, 2014. The program that began just two years ago as a way to celebrate and support female drummers has grown into a major promotion of female drumming, becoming one of the drum community’s most popular, fastest growing activities. Since beginning in 2011, the Hit Like A Girl Contest’s accomplishments have included:
- Participants from the ages of 7 to 70 from 42 countries
- More than 4,000,000 web impressions
- Tens of thousands of votes and comments
- Participation and judging by many of the top women drummers in the world
- Support from leading drum, percussion, hardware, electronics and accessory companies
In 2014 the Hit Like A Girl Contest will expand in many exciting ways. In addition to recently acquiring support from Guitar Center and the Percussive Arts Society, contest organizers are in the process of growing the event’s footprint by bringing on major corporate and media sponsors from around the world. Because the promoters have invited all companies to participate in the event, this year’s sponsors and supporters will include a larger, more diverse number of leading drum and percussion companies.
The 2014 contest will also feature participation by a wider range of top female drum artists, such as Jessica Bowen, drummer of popular punk-pop band The Summer Set, who has been named the Hit Like A Girl spokesperson for the year as well as one of the 2014 contest judges.
Highlight videos of the 2013 Contest (under 18):
Highlight videos of the 2013 Contest (over 18):
*Hit Like A Girl is a trademark of the Percussion Marketing Council. (Playdrums.com)