Ready your sticks, ladies, because Hit Like A Girl is back.

Now entering its seventh year, the 2018 Hit Like A Girl international drum contest will run from March 1, 2018 — April 11, 2018.

To enter, all you need are:

  • A 3-minute performance video uploaded online
  • A brief bio telling your drumming story
  • A recent photo of yourself behind the kit

This year’s theme is “Break Through,” and, according to the website, is “an acknowledgement of the progress already made in shattering barriers and stereotypes as well as a call to action aimed at empowering more women and girls to become players.”

Learn more about the contest here and get inspired by watching some of the past winners. The above video is Faith Benson, who won the under 18 competition in 2017.


Helly a.k.a. Elisa Montin won the over 18 competition. Watch the Italian shredder play along to her own track, “Veronica One-On-One.”


Mira Burgers (1st runner-up, < 18)


Tangela Facen (1st runner-up, 18+)

AND! Keep an eye out for a new series Drum! is starting called Woman Crush Wednesday (#WCW), which features several past HLAG winners.