This year, we’ve teamed up with Latin Percussion and Rhythm to bring you even more ways to share your rhythmic creativity! Add one or more drumset percussion instruments (cowbell, tambourine, blocks, etc.) to your entry video and become eligible to have your video reviewed by special judges, win prizes and receive recognition in the LP/Rhythm mini-contest. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded in the <18 and 18+ age groups.

Judges

Mona Tavakoli
(Jason Mraz)
Daru Jones
(Th1rt3en/Pete Rock)
Dani Markham
(Childish Gambino)
Stephen Perkins
(Jane’s Addiction)
Emily Moon
(Starbenders)
Kaz Rodriguez
(Josh Groban)

Prizes

1st Prize

Latin Percussion
LP845-K
6″/8″ Mini-Timbales
w/Snares

2nd Prize

Latin Percussion
LP008-N
Ridge Rider Cow Bell
LP1207
Medium Jam Block
LP161
Mountable Cyclops Tambourine
LP236T
Super Mount All Bracket

3rd Prize

Latin Percussion
LP160NY-K Pack
Cyclops Tambourines
City Cowbell
Mount

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Rules

  1. Add one or more foot or hand activated percussion instruments to your drumset. (This must be part of your drumset, not a separate video or overdub.)
  2. Incorporate the additional instruments into your Hit Like A Girl entry video.
  3. Check the “LP/Rhythm Mini-Contest” box on your registration form to be entered in the Main and Mini Contests.
  4. Note: all other HLAG contest rules apply.

Entries <18

Molly decided she wanted to try something new and learn the drums! She has a musical background with playing piano for about 18 months. We (she and her family) were a bit nervous about trying the drums as we had

United States
39 Votes

Hi! I’m Yu Chiao from Taiwan.
This year is the 10th anniversary of “Hit like a girl contest”, and it is also my third time to participate,and this time the work is still a solo way to express my music,

Taiwan
118 Votes

Hi everyone ! My name is Isabella (Bella) Rothenbuhler and I am 8 years old. This is my second time participating in the HLAG Contest. I am so excited to be back!

I started drumming about a year and half

USA
115 Votes

Hello lovely people!
I choose this song out of several reasons. First of all John Bonham is an amazing drumer who’s work has to be known by everyone who likes this instrument. The song it self learns you a lot,

Austria
44 Votes

Hello, my name is Jo from Indonesia. I’m seven years old and start drumming since I was five. My mom told me that my love of music started since I’m in her stomach. She said I kicked her every time

Indonesia
57 Votes

Hello, my name is En-Chia Hsu, I come from Taiwan, next month I will be nine years old. I belong to the aboriginal tribe of Paiwan, the place which I live near beautiful mountains and river, my father often teaches

R.O.C
455 Votes

Hi, I’m Beatriz da Silvia Ferreira (but my friends call me Bibi) and I am 8 years old. When I was 4 years old I had my first contact with drums in a musical event and it was “love at

Brasil
653 Votes

Hi! My name is Gwen Shahboz. I am 15 years old and I am from Florida. I love drumming because it allows me to express myself using music. When I am having a hard day, I can go over to

United States
80 Votes

Entries 18+

37-year-old drummer from Atlanta! I’ve been playing since I was nine. I started playing in the church and I’ve played different genres throughout my lifetime. I love music and love creating!! Hope you enjoy!

USA
240 Votes

Me relacioné con la música desde temprana edad, en particular con la percusión y la batería durante a los 8 años. Soy Sesionista y Compositora. En mi recorrido exploré, estudié y creé técnicas para la percusión corporal incluyendo el concepto

Argentina
9 Votes

Hi! My name is Rocío Luna. I am 25 years old and I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am an English and Drum Educator. I like my profession, for I do not only transmit content but also values ​​and

Argentina
37 Votes

My name is Julissa Fano, and I am a musician from Lima, Peru. When I was 13, I decided that I wanted to be a musician and spend my life doing what I love; playing drums. I am currently 3

Perú
4644 Votes

La música siempre me ha acompañado en mi vida desde que tengo uso de razón, pero fue a la edad de 20 años cuando aprendí a tocar la batería; a veces pienso que empecé un poco grande a tocar, pero

México
553 Votes

Su Preme is a dedicated drummer, percussionist, music producer, educator, healer, motivational speaker, and Human Resources professional. She is a graduate of Spelman College (B.A) and Georgetown University (M.A). Su Preme founded FruitfulRhythm in 2017, of which she sees percussion

United States
8 Votes

Ben Yağmur.19 yaşımdayım. Davula 15 yaşımda başladım, 2 sene davul ve nota eğitimi aldıktan sonra bireysel olarak çalışmaya devam ettim. Ankara’da yaşıyorum.

I am Yağmur. I am 19 years old. I started drumming when I was 15 years old, after

TÜRKİYE
183 Votes

I was nine years old when I asked my dad to teach me how to play percussion. Until then, my sister and I had always done similar activities, but when she fell in love with theatre I knew I needed

USA
2355 Votes

Mi nombre es Fer Alaniz, tengo 28 años, empecé a tocar la batería a los 17, a esa edad me encantaba RATM y más adelante Dave Weckl ha sido uno de los bateristas que me ha motivado para seguir creciendo

México
4401 Votes

I am a drummer, multi-instrumentalist and producer from the city of Medellín (Colombia).
Since I was seven years old, and thanks to my family, I approached drums with passion and discipline from the very first moment.
I have worked on

Colombia
21 Votes

My name is Rebekah Rayner and I’m a 23 year old drummer based in London. I first picked up the drums when I was 6 years old and have not been able to keep away since. My influences include Dave

England
26 Votes

Having been almost scared out of playing music as a kid by strict classical piano teachers, I got hooked on messing around with a second-hand drum kit my parents had bought for my brother. I started playing in bands at

United Kingdom
129 Votes

I’ve been playing drum for 13 years. I inherited a 10 piece custom DW kit from my fiancé who passed away over 5 years ago. He taught me how to play and had me on stage in 6 months! I

United States
16 Votes

Hi,everybody! I like to use my stage name, Queenie, because it’s easier to pronounce. Since I am over 70 years, I fall into the category of Lost woman drummers, because growing up we were discouraged from and even denied the

USA
27 Votes