WDA Members have finished voting for the WDA Awards. Unlike other drumming polls, the nominees where not a prescribed short-list of obvious celebrity names to choose from. WDA members make the nominations, vote for the short list then vote for there final winners. Here are the final results of the top five positions in each category. 

Category A: Inspirational Drummer of The Year

1st Billy Cobham

2nd Mike Portnoy

Joint 3rd Chad Smith

Joint 3rd Geoff Dugmore

4th Karl Brazil

Category B: Drum Publication of The Year (in print or online)

1st Modern Drummer Magazine

2nd Rhythm Magazine

3rd Drummer Magazine

4th Drumming Daily

5th Rockschool new 2012 grade books

Category C: Drum Teacher of The Year

1st Alan Raw

2nd Darren Squiers

3rd Marty Fullard

Joint 4th Simon Lewis

Joint 4th Toni Cannelli

Category D: Drum Academy of The Year

1st BEaDrummer.com

2nd Creator College

3rd Rockschool UK

Joint 4th “Got Drum Lessons” with Marty Fullard

Joint 4th Free Drum Lessons.com

Category E: Young Drummer of The Year

1st Baard Kolstad

2nd Mari Voiles

3rd Luke Gardener

4th Jordan Anthony Davies

5th Angel Ortiz

Category F: Session Drummer of The Year

1st Mick Bedford

2nd Ash Soan

3rd Alan Raw

Joint 4th Andy Treacey

Joint 4th Donavan Hepburn

Category G: Percussion Company of The Year

1st Regal Tip

2nd JC Custom Drums

3rd Zildjian

4th Vignoles Bodhrans

5th Malleus Pedals

Category H: Drum Retailer of The Year

1st Sheerer's Music Leeds

Joint 2nd Rockem Music

Joint 2nd Drumshop.co.uk

3rd Strung Out Audio

4th Nick Hopkin Drum

Category I: Drum Product of The Year

1st RhythmTech Hat Trick G2

2nd The folding JoJo Mayer Sonor Bass Pedal

3rd E series Regal Tip Sticks

4th Drum Guru Phone App

5th The Lion 3 in 1 Cajon

Category J: Outstanding Contribution Award

1st Stewart Copeland

2nd Clyde Stubblefield

3rd Billy Cobham

4th Geoff Dugmore

5th Nicko McBrain

Category K: Drumming Journalist of The Year

1st Geoff Nicholls (Rhythm Magazine)

2nd Jeff Potter (Modern Drummer Magazine)

Joint 3rd Joel McIver (Drummer Magazine)

Joint 3rd Alan Raw (Editor of The Drumming Daily & BBC Presenter)

4th Andy Doerschuk (Drum Magazine)