Hit Like a Girl 2014 Winners

Check out the winners of the 2014 Hit Like a Girl contest! These winners were selected from entrants from 43 countries around the world.

hlag logoThe Hit Like a Girl Contest began in 2012 as a way to celebrate female drummers of all ages and ability levels and encourage the growth of the female drumming community. Supported by the world’s top drummers and drum companies, the project has received hundreds of video entries from girls and women in 42 countries as well as more than 4,000,000 web impressions and tens of thousands of online votes and comments.

The 2014 Hit Like a Girl Contest was expanded in many exciting ways. In addition to increased support from Guitar Center, GoPro, Zildjian and the Percussive Arts Society, contest organizers invited a wider range of drum, percussion, electronics, accessory and media companies to participate in the event. The 2014 contest also featured the involvement of top female drum artist/judges, such as Jessica Bowen, drummer of popular punk-pop band The Summer Set, who was also named the Hit Like a Girl spokesperson for the year. Other celebrity judges included: Sheila E, Hannah Ford, Emmanuelle Caplette, Meytal Cohen, Allison Miller, Dawn Richardson, Didi Negron, Senri Kawaguchi, Cherisse Osei, Nia Lovelis, Val Sepulveda and Alexey Poblete.

To learn more and sign up for future contests, go to www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/hitlikeagirlcontest.

Here are the lessons/drummers that appear in this pack:

  1. Riesha Fayson: Grand Prize 18+
  2. Fernanda Fuente: First Runner-Up 18+
  3. Annika Nilles (AnyK): Second Runner-Up18+
  4. Kanade Sato: Grand Prize Under 18
  5. Nat Drum-Her:First Runner-Up Under 18
  6. Leticia Santos: Second Runner-Up Under 18

Past Hit Like A Girl Contest winners have included:

  • De’ArcusCurry
  • Val Sepulveda
  • Alexey Poblete
  • Agnieszka Matuszcak
  • Michaela Brezovsky
  • Taylor Ann Katase
  • Karmi Santiago
  • Kelsey Cook
  • Madden Klass 





  • 2014 Hit Like a Girl Contest Winners


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