The fifth annual Hit Like A Girl drumming contest has announced its 2016 winners. Started by DRUM!, Tom Tom and TRX, the contest highlights and promotes female drummers. The results of the international competition was announced on a 90-minute live show webcast last week. Check out the winners below.
Champion: Helen De La Rosa – USA
1st Runner-Up: Theresa Stark – Germany
2nd Runner-Up: Bianca Richardson – USA
Champion: Becca Webster – USA
1st Runner-Up: Natalia Krzakala – Poland
2nd Runner-Up: Molly Rose – USA
PASIC Performance Session: Helen De La Rosa – USA
Musician’s Institute “Summer Shot” Scholarship: Faith Benson – USA
School Of Rock “Rising Star” Scholarship: Carla Williams – South Africa
HLAG Inspiration Award: Ella Pena – USA
48 finalists were chosen by three methods: by judges, by fan votes or by sponsors' wild card votes. They moved on to face a panel of judges, which included The Summer Set's Jess Bowen, Kim Thompson, Emily Dolan-Davies, Emmanuelle Caplette, Karin Gandhi, Yissy Garcia, Terri Lyne Carrington, Senri Kawaguchi, Nia Lovelis, Allison Miller, Didi Negron, Venzella Joy, Alicia Warrington, Gina Schock, Mona Tavakoi, Cherisse Osei, Samantha Maloney, Kimberly Thompson, Val Sepulveda and guest judges Steve Smith, Aaron Spears and Chad Smith, along with co-spokespersons Hannah Welton and Anika Nilles.