MIAMI, FL – April 7, 2017 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Organizers of Hispanicize 2017 and DiMe Media honored winners in 26 categories at the 3rd Annual Hispanicize Tecla Awards, the most prestigious national honor highlighting the achievements of top Latino and multicultural content creators. The awards were presented for the first time in partnership with DishLatino, Cinelatino, Telemundo and featured a full VIP Glam Suite by Neutrogena.
The 2017 Tecla Awards highlighted several new categories this year including The Jewel Award for Social Good and the Super Creators, as well as categories for influencers from Health and Wellness to Beauty and Digital Journalism.
The winners of the 3rd Annual Tecla Awards were determined by The Hispanicize Tecla Awards Gold Academy, a panel of judges consisting of marketing, PR and social media executives, creators, and other experts in the digital media industry.
“At our 3rd annual Hispanicize Tecla Award ceremony, we honored the highest level of Latino and multicultural digital creators. From food, fashion and beauty bloggers, to innovative social media personalities, musicians and leading journalists, the list of Hispanicize Tecla Award recipients represents the vast array of digital content creators who are moving the needle in the Latino and multicultural spaces.” said Cristy Clavijo-Kish, Chief Development Officer of Hispanicize Media Group and 2017 Tecla Awards Chair.
After sorting through more than 1,500 nominations, nearly four times more than for the inaugural 2015 competition, the below winners were honored:
Best Spanish-Language Creator
Best Latino Celebrity on Social Media
Breakout Creator of the Year
Amanda La Gringa
Best Content Creator in Latin America
Ricardo Daniel Ortiz
The Jewel Award Best Creator Doing Social Good
Best Digital Journalist
Best LIVE Video Creator
Lizza Monet Morales
Best Twitter Creator
Best Facebook Creator
OMG it’s Eddie G
Best YouTube Creator
Best Instagram Creator
Best Snapchat Storyteller
Top Beauty Creator presented by Neutrogena
Top Fashion Creator
Winston y Rosanna Javier
Top Food Creator
Top Technology or Gaming Creator
Top Family & Parenting Creator
Top Comedy Creator
Best Creator for a Digital Network
Top Lifestyle & Entertainment Creator presented by DishLatino / Cinelatino
Top Health & Wellness Creator
Best Latin Music Artist or Group Creating Social Content
Creator of the Year (SuperCreators)
Best Agency doing Hispanic or Multicultural Social Media
Best Multicultural or Hispanic Social Media Campaign Executed by a Brand
AT&T with FleishmanHillard, Flowers Communications Group, The Marketing Arm 360 and CSE for AT&T Latino #ExpresaTuPasion launch campaign
Each award recipient received their unique ‘Tecla’ inspired award, modeled after the Spanish-language word for an individual key on a keyboard, and a custom-made jewelry gift by Washington DC-based Latina designer Evelyn Brooks Designs.
All nominations submitted during the public nominations phase were considered and reviewed by Hispanicize Media Group partners and the Hispanicize National Advisory Board who together determined the finalists for each category. The actual winners of the 3rd Annual Hispanicize Tecla Awards will be determined by The Teclas Gold Academy, a panel of judges consisting of marketing, PR and social media executives, creators, and other experts in the digital media industry. Winners will be revealed the night of April 6th, 2017 during the Tecla Awards ceremony, which will be streamed live from Miami for viewers worldwide.
About The Tecla Awards
The annual Hispanicize Tecla Awards honors excellence in U.S. Latino online video, blogging, social media and those who create it. The 2017 Tecla Awards will once again highlight the nation’s top Latino and multicultural content creators in more than 20 categories. From top storytellers on Instagram to YouTube and Snapchat, the Teclas’ nominees set the bar higher each year for the exploding Latino and multicultural social media creators industry.
About The Hispanicize Event
Now in its 8th year, Hispanicize 2017 Week (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz17) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.
Hispanicize 2017 is expected to gather more than 3,000 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of digital content creation, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over four days. The event will take place in downtown Miami’s JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, April 3-6, 2017.
The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books, music and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.
The Hispanicize event is owned and operated by Hispanicize Media Group, LLC, the parent company of DiMe Media, Hispanic Kitchen and the Hispanic PR Blog.