Champions, Winners & Award Recipients Of
The 2017 Hit Like A Girl Contest.

Nearly 3 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. The players from the US, Puerto Rico, the Netherland, Japan, Italy, Indonesia, India, England, France, Germany and Cypress— and as young as 9 years old— were just a handful of the hundreds of girls and women from around the world who participated in the sixth annual competition.

Judged by leading educators, professional players and industry executives— and sponsored by the biggest names in drum manufacturing, media and retail— the winning videos along with all the entries and prizes from the recently concluded contest can be seen at http://www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com.
Here is the official list of 2017 Hit Like A Girl Contest Winners:

Drumset – Professional Judging <18 Champion: Faith Benson (US)

1st Runner-Up: Mira Burgers (Netherlands)

2nd Runner-Up: Yuki Ogawa (Japan)

Drumset – Professional Judging 18+ Champion: Elisa Montin (Italy)

1st Runner-Up: Tangela Facen (US)

2nd Runner-Up: Lacretia Bolden (US)

Drumset – Popular Voting Annapurna Tobler

18+ Paola Liceaga (Puerto Rico)

Concert Percussion Kalyse Conger

18+ Claire Litzler (France)


World Percussion Kalonica EdaEvodie Chrisandy

18+ Radhika George (India)

Marching Percussion:  Gina Eterovich

18+ Anastasiya Kostromina (US)


Special Awards

Joe Hibbs: Sarra Cardile (US)

Sweetwater: Tangela Facen (US)

PASIC: Elisa Montin (Italy)

WGI: Anastasiya Kostromina (US)

SOR: Milana Nigro (US)

UK  Georgia Atkinson

UK 18+: Toni McVey (UK)

FRANCE: Laurene Lenert (France)

TDWR: Radhika George (India)
Weekly Winners <18

Week 1: Abbie Schnieder (US)

Week 2: Jacky Sponheimer (Germany)

Week 3: Meghan Lock (US)

Week 4: Faith Benson (US)

Week 5: Yuki Ogawa (Japan)

Week 6: Arawinda Rizky (Indonesia)

Weekly Winners 18+

Week 1: Elisa Montin (Italy)

Week 2: Cecilia Sanchietti (Italy)

Week 3: Anna Koniotou (Cypress)

Week 4: Toni McVey (UK)

Week 5: Nicole Pompei (US)

Week 6: Diana Nowak-Riffel (US)