Nearly three dozen of today’s top drummers have been announced as the Champions, Winners, and Award Recipients of the 2017 Hit Like A Girl global contest for female drummers. Players from the US, Puerto Rico, The Netherlands, Japan, Italy, Indonesia, India, England, France, Germany, and Cypress were just a handful of the hundreds of girls (as young as 9 years old) and women from around the world who participated in the sixth annual competition.

The Hit Like A Girl Contest has had more than 2,000 participants from 50 countries and more than 10,000,000 online impressions. Sponsors have included many of today’s leading drum, percussion, hardware, electronics, and media companies while judges have included some of the most popular, most important and most influential drummers on the planet. Hit Like A Girl’s 2017 co-spokesperson is Kimberly Thompson.



Contest judges included leading educators, professional players, and industry executives, while event sponsors came from the ranks of drum manufacturing, media, and retail.

The winning videos along with all the entries and prizes from the recently concluded contest can be seen at