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Hit Like A Girl Drum Contest Opens March 1

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Celebrity Judge Didi Negron (Cirque du Soleil)

Celebrity Judge Didi Negron (Cirque du Soleil)

Hit Like A Girl, the global online contest for female drummers that drew competitors from 45 countries in 2014, will be accepting online video entries starting March 1.  This year will mark the contest’s fourth year. Now in its fourth year.

2015 Hit Like A Girl Contest opens for online video entries at 12:01 AM PST on March 1, 2015. Two pair of weekly winners will be chosen by celebrity/industry judging teams and announced March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9 with the entry period closing on April 8. Fan voting opens April 10 and closes April 22. The Top 20 weekly and fan-selected finalists in both the over- and under-18 age divisions will be announced on April 23 followed by celebrity judging from April 24 and May 4. The final winners will be chosen during an online event on May 7.


Complete acoustic, electronic or hybrid drum kits and accessories will be given away to the first, second, and third finishers in both Under 18 and Over 18 categories. The value of all prizes exceeds $15,000.


Joining 2015 event spokesperson Didi Negron (Cirque du Soleil) as celebrity judges are Sheila E, Hannah Ford-Welton (Prince), Venzella Joy (Beyoncé), Debbie Knox-Hewson (Charli XCX), Kate Schellenbach (Luscious Jackson), Jess Bowen (The Summer Set), Alicia Warrington (Kate Nash), Cherisse Ofusu-Osei (Bryan Ferry) and Nia Lovelis (Cherri Bomb). The judging panel also includes leading YouTube artists Meytal Cohen, Anika Nilles, Motown legend Bobbye Hall, and Lux Drummerette, as well as 2014 HLAG Champions Riesha Fayson and Kanade Sato.

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