Congratulations to the 2022 Hit Like a Girl Contest Winners!

Here are the results of the 2022 Hit Like A Girl contest— a glorious, global, galvanizing celebration of drumming and beatmaking featuring hundreds of entries from dozens of countries around the world and players of nearly every age. This year, thanks to our incredible judges, sponsors and management team, we are thrilled to be able to make more than 200 individual awards in our international, regional, weekly and mini-contests.

The results were determined by panels that consisted of multiple judges from every corner of the planet and musical spectrum. (Click here for an explanation of the evaluation criteria and a copy of the judging form. Click here to see our judges.) Scores were closer than ever with razor-thin margins and several ties. Often only a fraction of a point separated the winners from each other and other contestants. This is a testament to the rapid growth of our movement and the strong impact our community is making on drumming.

Regardless of your rank, we hope this year's videos and stories inspire you to work hard, play hard and continue to make good choices. We can't wait to see you all again next year. #ChooseDrums

Although Hit Like A Girl 2022 was open to girls and women from all countries, we'd like to take a moment to acknowledge our sisters in Ukraine. There have been many participants from Ukraine in previous Hit Like A Girl contests but, after the war started there in late February, we weren't sure that any Ukrainian drummers would be able to enter the contest this year. As one player explained, "Now I cannot play drums. I had to leave my home and could not even take my sticks."

Yet, despite difficult circumstances, 7 courageous women represented themselves, their country and our community by submitting entries for HLAG 2022.

Along with Drumeo, Vic Firth, Promark, Vater, London and Techra, as well as HLAG Ambassador to Ukraine Iryna Butko and HLAG advocate Kristen Gleeson-Prata, we are proud to present these exceptional drummers with the Hit Like A Girl "Perseverance" award.

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Drumset <13

Champion

Kii Kimura

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2nd Place

Cai Tongxin

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3rd Place

Naru Ikarashi

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3rd Place

Yen-Hsuan Ho

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Drumset 13-17

Champion

Nuntakarn Veeraphan

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2nd Place

Nikoleta Surinova

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3rd Place

Liu Bohao

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Popular 1st Place

Michelle Verna Tan

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Gülce Parmaksiz

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Edanur Kural

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Evelyn Moreno

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Nehir Gülhan

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Drumset 18-39

Champion

Valery Abril Gomez

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Champion

Thanapa Nateekulcharoen

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2nd Place

Juanita Peláez

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3rd Place

Queen Drums

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Popular 1st Place

Faith Adebayo

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ONOME DANIEL

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Peace Ameh

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Panka Pongracz

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Siobhan Denton

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Drumset 40+

Champion

Sandi Grecco

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2nd Place

Maria Wulf

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3rd Place

Saori Sugimoto

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Oksana Dezera

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Jennifer Towns

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Michelle Gaytan

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Jillyn Egan

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Evanie Clay

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Beatmaking <18

Champion

Sky Pirkey

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Champion

Talia Lueking

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2nd Place

reija williams

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2nd Place

Grace Golden

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3rd Place

Nora Finnigan

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Best Lyrics

Daniela Alcaide

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Best Mix

Grace Golden

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Best Bop

Nebyula Baca

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Beatmaking 18+

Champion

Bradlie Jones

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Champion

Mariela Quezada

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2nd Place

Monica "Woodoogrrrl" Mayor Escudero

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3rd Place

Galene Ledesma

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3rd Place

Juanita Peláez Villa

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Best Lyrics

Bradlie Jones

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Best Mix

Viv Guilford

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Best Bop

Diane Wong

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