From a Hit Like A Girl Press Release.
Organizers of the 9th annual Hit Like A Girl contest for female drummers, percussionists and beatmakers have announced details and changes for this year’s edition of the international celebration of drumming. The entry period for the drumset and beatmaking categories opens Monday, March 2, 2020 and ends Sunday, April 12, 2020. Participants in multiple age divisions can win $1000s in gear, scholarships, special awards and performance opportunities offered by today’s leading drum and media companies as well as several top educational institutions.
HLAG’s Marching Percussion contest moves to Fall 2020 and the new, year-round, non-competitive “Drum Summit” program replaces the previous World Percussion category. The Concert Percussion category has been discontinued.
Drumset players can enter their performance videos during the six-week entry phase of the contest and participate in weekly contests judged by a team of teachers from the Sabian Education Network. Once the entry period closes, there are two weeks of public voting with the weekly winners and the ten most popular winners in each age group moving on to the final, celebrity judging round.
In the final round, drumset contestants will be judged by a panel of the world’s most popular and influential drummers such as Camille Bigeault, Emmanuelle Caplette, Vera Figueiredo, Sarah Jones, Senri Kawaguchi, Didi Negron, Anika Nilles, Sarah Thawer and Jordan West, along with special guest judges Jojo Mayer and Andrew Marshall (Billie Eilish) and many more. HLAG entries from Mexico, England, France, India, China, Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia are simultaneously eligible for regional contests with local judges and prizes.
Audio tracks entered in Hit Like A Girl’s Beatmaking category will be judged by “Beats By Girlz”, a world-renowned group of female performers, programmers and educators including BBG directors Erin Barra, Danielle Thwaites and Krithi Rao.
Champions and winners for the 2020 Hit Like A Girl contest will be announced online on May 18, 2020. For complete details, please visit www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com.
Hit Like A Girl® is a celebration of female drummers, percussionists and beatmakers. The organization was founded in 2012 by Phil Hood (Drum!), David Levine (Full Circle Management) and Mindy Abovitz-Monk (Tom Tom). Now in its 9th year, the Hit Like A Girl Contest has had more than 5,000 participants from 50 countries and has reached nearly 100,000,000 online impressions. HLAG sponsors include many of today’s leading drum, percussion, electronics, accessory and media companies while its judges are some of the most popular, most respected drummers on the planet.