Hit Like A Girl*: The Contest for female drummers is entering the final stages. From now until March 22, fans worldwide can vote for their favorite drummers by registering at http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com. Currently, ten drummers in each category—18+ and Under 18—have been voted into the finals by celebrity judges. Now, the fans can get their favorites to the finals by voting in the next two weeks. Drummers already selected for the finals are not eligible for fan votes. At the end of the voting period, six more drummers will be selected for the finals. Then the celebrity drummer judges will make their ultimate decisions.
Finalists in the Under 18 category include drummers from Australia, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, Japn, The Philippines, The United Kingdom, and the United States. http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/finalists
Over 18 finalists have already been selected from the US, Israel, Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, and Indonesia. http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com/under-18/finalists
The judges include Sheila E, Cindy Blackman, Hannah Ford, Cherisse Osei, Jess Bowen, Allison Miller, Emmanuele Caplette, Didi Negron, Dawn Richardson, Meytal Cohen, Emily Dolan-Davies, Lux, Samantha Maloney, Nia Lovelis, Jen Ledger, and previous winners Alexey Poblete and Valeria Sepulveda.
Hit Like A Girl is the global contest for female drummers featuring prizes totaling more than $20,000. Girls and women drummers can enter in one of two age categories between now and March 1. Each week finalists are chosen by celebrity judges and industry personnel. Following the entry period there are three weeks of fan voting to help determine wildcard finalists. The finalists are announced March 24, 2014 and then the celebrity judges review all the videos again. Winners are announced April 4, 2014 in a live Drumchannel event.
Winners Receive Drum Sets
The top three finalists are guaranteed to win acoustic or electronic drum sets from Pacific Drums & Percussion or Yamaha DTX Drums. Runners-up 3 through 10 will receive additional prizes that may include drums, hardware, cases, sticks, and heads. All entrants will win something, though including gift certificates, digital subscriptions, web site memberships, or free instructional downloads. For a complete list of prizes and sponsors visit the site.
*Hit Like A Girl is a trademark of the Percussion Marketing Council. www.playdrums.com