Hit Like A Girl 2012, the contest for female drummers, heads into its final stretch and the tension is mounting as videos and votes are piling up.
Girls as young as eight to women over fifty, from all around the world, on both acoustic and electronic drum sets, have uploaded their videos to hitlikeagirl2012.com.
Entries from all over the world Female drummers from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and United States have posted a video.
Enter before April 1, 2012 If you’re female and drumming, you can still enter the competition and submit a video at hitlikeagirl2012.com through April 1, 2012. Voting continues online through April 15. After that, the most popular videos along with several 'wild card' entries chosen by the sponsors will be posted at hitlikeagirl2012.com and drumchannel.com.
Judging panel These videos will be judged by a panel of top women drummers, including Sheila E, Kim Thompson, Jess Bowen, Susie Ibarra, Dawn Richardson and Hannah Ford. Winners will be announced May 1, 2012.
Prizes Hit Like A Girl 2012 has also announced that the famous School Of Rock has joined major event sponsors Crush, Drum! magazine, Tom-Tom magazine, TRX Cymbals, Alfred Publishing, Drum Channel, Evans drumheads, SKB Cases and Vater sticks — contributing drum gear and prizes valued at more than $10,000.
New sponsors In addition, Daisy Rock, Drumscore.com, Fuse Fitness For Women, Kelly Shu, Swan Percussion, Common Ground Festival, District Drum Company, Interstate Music, Kickport, MEOW, Savior Custom Drums, The Drum Experts, Public Relations Divas, Obsidian Development Group, Love Gone Apparel, Pahu International, Torre Fuerta Music, April Dawn, Tiffy Lea and Yazlyn Ruiz have signed on as contest supporters.