2014 Hit Like A Girl competition is coming to an end! Voting is open until March 22nd where fans can register to vote for their favorite female drummer at www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com. Ten drummers from each of the <18 and 18+ category have been selected by the celebrity judges. Hurry and register because you cannot vote for your favorite once they are selected as a wildcard finalist. After the voting period, the finalists are announced on March 24. The judges will review the video submissions once more and announce their final decision on April 4, 2014.
As of now, ten wildcard finalist from each of the <18 and 18+ category have been chosen. These fantastic drummers come from all around the world from places like Brazil, Germany, Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, The United Kingdom and the United States.
This years 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 Hit Like A Girl winners Alexey Poblete and Valeria Sepulveda.
Even if you don’t wine first place the top three finalists will receive an acoustic or electric drum set from Pacific Drums & Percussion or Yamaha DTX Drums. If you’re not in the top 3 that’s okay too! Runners-up 3 through 10 may receive prizes like hardware, drums, cases, sticks and heads. All other entrants will receive gift certificates, digital subscriptions, website memberships, or free instructional downloads.
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