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Hit Like A Girl Announces 2018 Theme, Schedule And Updates.

Hit Like A Girl Announces 2018 Theme, Schedule And Updates.

Now entering its seventh year, the 2018 edition of the Hit Like A Girl international drum contest promises to build on the success and growing popularity of the program to expand the public awareness of the female drummers and grow the female drumming community. The 2018 theme, “Break Through”, is an acknowledgement of the progress already made in shattering barriers and stereotypes as well as a call to action aimed at empowering more women and girls to become players.

  • Hit Like A Girl 2018 runs from March through May. During the entry period there are 6 weekly competitions open to all contestants. The weekly contests are judged by top female drum industry executives along with a female endorser from presenting sponsors.
  • After the entry period there are 2 weeks of public voting followed by the selection of finalists and judging by an all-star panel of celebrity drummers. Winners will be announced during a webcast ceremony in mid-May.
  • This year, online entries will be accepted in the over and under 18 age divisions of the drumset, concert, marching and world percussion categories as well as the new Music Technology category run by Beats By Girlz (www.beatsbygirlz.com). In addition, the updated HLAG website will offer links to professional backing tracks suggested by artists such as Anika Nilles and Kaz Rodriguez and sponsors including Drum Channel, Drumeo and Drum Guru.
  • Other developments for 2018 include a version of Hit Like a Girl in China organized by the 9 Beats drum schools (www.9beats.com), expanded local contests in Mexico, France, the UK and other areas around the world organized through the HLAG Ambassadors program and new alliances with educational organizations such as DCI, School Of Rock and Girls Rock Camps.

The lists of 2018 judges, prizes and sponsors are pending and will be announced as they are confirmed. For more information visit: www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com.

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4 Comments

  1. Hey I signed up to get emails but I’m confused if it’s too late to enter in the competition? Let me know thanks!!

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    • Hi, Maggie. It’s not too late. The contest opens fro entries on March 1.

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  2. HI 🙂 entries open March 1st, however how long does contestants have to enter into the contest after that day? Does entries close a certain time period to begin the voting process? Thank you! 🙂

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    • Hi, Angel. The entry period ends on April 11, 2018

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