David Levine of TRX Cymbals conceived the Hit Like A Girl Contest in 2011. He felt that the music products industry was not serving female drummers and he wanted to support and promote their development. He got together with Mindy Abovitz of Tom Tom Magazine, and Phil Hood and Andy Doerschuk at DRUM! Magazine, and the Hit Like A Girl Contest was born. Since then the contest has attracted 2000+ contestants from 50 countries. It has generated tens of millions of page views and fan votes around the world. And it has raised the visibility of female drummers and spotlighted the efforts of girls and women.

2016 Winners

Helen De La Rosa

18+ Grand Prize Winner | Dominican Republic

Becca Webster

<18 Grand Prize Winner | USA

2015 Winners

Lindsay Artkop

18+ Grand Prize Winner | United States

Kalonica Nicx

<18 Grand Prize Winner | Indonesia