Regional Contests

The Hit Like A Girl contest includes “Regional” contests in China, France, India, Japan, Mexico and Latin America, Southeast Asia*, Turkey and the UK. These special events are intended to encourage female drumming around the world. Participating in Hit Like A Girl offers local drummers additional visibility and the opportunity to win prizes in both the regional and international competitions.

While Chinese contestants must enter through the portal on the 9Beats App, contestants in France, India, Japan, Mexico and Latin America, Southeast Asia*, Turkey and the UK are automatically entered into their regional contest when they enter the main Hit Like A Girl contest. Entries from these countries will be compete under the rules of the main contest and and are eligible for special prizes from local sponsors. Regional contestants will be judged by a panel of drummers from their home country. 

HLAG International Ambassadors & Sponsors

China: David Zhao
Queens Guard • Sabian • Red Shield • Promark • D’Addario
France: Swanny Elzingre
Batterie • La Baguetterie • Mogan Cornebert
India: Maneswita
Gappu Cajon • Drum House
Japan: Noriko Terada
Tama Drums • Women In Music
Mexico: Monica del Valle and Moty Baketas
Aborea • Casa Veerkamp • Haram • Dorado • Hypernova • KillGomita • YEPA
Latin America: Pauline Roberts
Hudson Music • Vater • Cordoba Drumshop
Southeast Asia*: Denise Yeow
Audio-Technica • FATfreq
Turkey: Leyan Senay
Turkish • Vater • Oke Cajon • Rudicubes • Senkop Muzik • Roland • MCA Media Agency • Ozgurcan Oney
UK: Georgia Challinor
London Drumstick Co. • Collision Drumsticks • Soultone • My Drum Lessons • Protection Racket • ACS

Visit the Ambassadors, Sponsors and Judges pages for more information.

Please note that entrants in the Chinese contest are not eligible to directly enter the international contest.


*The Southeast Asia region includes 11 countries: Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.