Young drummer of the year

Young Drummer of The Year 2014

Monday, October 7th, 2013

If you haven’t already heard, it’s that time of the year again and we will soon be opening for entries to the 2014 Young Drummer of the Year Competition.

Entries will open on October 1st 2013 and will close on November 1st 2013.

Now in it’s 12th year, the competition seeks to find the best drumming talent in the UK under the age of 16. Competitors send in a video of themselves playing (details below) and an initial shortlist of 40 will be selected and posted on the Young Drummer of the Year website.

A panel of judges will choose 10 finalists, who will then be invited to battle it out at the finals in Leamington Spa on Sunday 2nd February 2014. This event is always a huge success and enjoyed immensely by competitors and audiences alike.

Look out for the new video, which will appear on the Young Drummer Competition website later today!

If you want to enter, there are two ways you can apply:

• send in a DV tape or DVD of yourself playing on an acoustic kit on your own with no other musicians, for a maximum of two minutes. Please remember to label your Tape/DVD with your name (Note: only the first two minutes of any entry will be viewed), or

• come along to the YDOTY stand at this year’s London Drum Show on October 12th & 13th, it couldn’t be easier – have a blast in the dedicated booth, you will be filmed by the YDOTY team and this footage used as your submission and judged.

We are pleased to announce that cymbal sponsor for this year’s Young Drummer of the Year competition will be Sakae Drums and Meinl cymbals.

Visit for more info.

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