Hispanicize 2015, the annual Latino trends and newsmakers event, is kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month in grand style with its first Hispanicize HX power networker set for downtown Miami Sept. 3rd from 6 to 9 p.m. at 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar located on the 15th floor of the Viceroy Miami hotel.

Co-hosted by Viceroy Miami, the Hispanicize HX will gather a Who’s Who of Latino influencers from the fields of Hispanic advertising, PR, journalism, blogging, entertainment and entrepreneurship in a high caliber setting that includes top quality networking, a brief awards program, a silent auction to benefit ASPIRA and a live musical performance.

Complimentary passes may be obtained on a first come, first serve basis online at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hx-miami-2015-tickets-12570050359

“We couldn’t think of a better setting than 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar to recognize three of Miami’s top Latino trendsetters and to announce news that will set Hispanicize on a new course locally,” said Manny Ruiz, chairman and founder of Hispanicize. “Hispanicize HX is going to be a classy, uplifting affair for all of South Florida.”

All proceeds for the auction will benefit ASPIRA, a 501(C)(3) organization that is the only national Hispanic organization dedicated exclusively to developing the educational and leadership capacity of Hispanic youth.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Select sponsorship opportunities remain for Hispanicize HX events in New York and Chicago as well as for Hispanicize 2015. To inquire about sponsoring them contact sponsorship@hispanicizeevent.com. (See the special Hispanicize 2014 recap video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CjZ529JPf8).

About Hispanicize 2015

Now in its sixth year, Hispanicize 2015 Week (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz15) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in journalism, blogging, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship. A production of the Hispanicize companies that include the Latina Mom Bloggers network, Being Latino, Hispanicize Wire and the Hispanic PR Blog, Hispanicize 2015 is expected to gather more than 2,100 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over five days. The event will take place in downtown Miami March 16-20, 2015.

The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

Hispanicize 2015 is a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

The nominations process for the national Tecla Awards for excellence in Latino blogging, micro-blogging and social media/digital marketing is now officially open through Wednesday, November 19. To submit nominations visit http://www.hispanicizeevent.com/tecla-awards-2015.

The Tecla Awards are being conducted by Hispanicize 2015 (www.HispanicizeEvent.com), the largest U.S. Hispanic marketing, media and entertainment industries event in the nation, and its sister company the Latina Mom Bloggers network in partnership with iBlog Magazine.

The final number of 2015 Tecla Awards is 30, with 20 devoted to Latino bloggers, vloggers and micro-bloggers and 10 designated for brands, agencies and media companies. Finalists will be announced nationally in December.

Winners will be announced at the Tecla Awards gala that kicks off Hispanicize 2015 Week on Monday, March 16, 2015 in Miami’s InterContinental Downtown hotel, where the annual event will take place March 16-20. (See the official recap for Hispanicize 2014 here: http://youtu.be/AYizCcZ0D0k).

To commemorate the launch of the nominations process and to discuss in-depth questions people may have about the awards and procedures, a national Twitter party is being hosted tonight at 9 p.m. ET by Hispanicize, the Latina Mom Bloggers network and other partners at the hashtag #Hispz15. Participants will qualify for a grand prize pass to Hispanicize 2015 valued at $750 and two $50 Target gift cards.

The 2015 Tecla Award categories are:

Best Latina Fashion/Beauty Blogger

Best Latino Parenting Blogger

Best Latino Food Blogger

Best Latino Sports/Fitness Blogger

Best Latino Technology Blogger

Best Latino Travel Blogger

Best Latino Entertainment Blogger

Best Political Blogger

Best Latino Business/Finance Blogger

Best Web Site/Blog Covering Latino News

Best Latino on YouTube

Best Latino on Vine or Instagram Video

Best Latina on Twitter

Best Latino on Twitter

Best Latino Facebook Fan Community

Best Spanish-language or Bilingual Blogger or Vlogger

Best Latino Pinterester

Most Creative Sponsored Blog Post

Most Creative Sponsored Vlog Post

Most Creative Sponsored Vine or Instagram Video Post

Best Social Media Marketing Campaign of the Year

Best Non Profit or Cause-related Marketing Campaign of the Year

Hispanic Social Media Agency of the Year

Best Marketing Professional Doing Hispanic Social Media

Best Use of Instagram and/or Vine for Social Media Marketing

Best Broadcast TV or Cable Network doing Social TV

Best Hispanic Brand Facebook Fan Page Community

Best Reality Show Doing Social TV

Most Admired Latino Celebrity on Social Media

Best Use of Social Media by a Hispanic Publication

The Tecla Awards will unite and celebrate the entire industry of Latino social media and digital marketing at a time when a growing number of brands and agencies are heavily seeking to work with bloggers, micro-bloggers and other content creators.

In tandem with the most advanced blogging and social media courses ever offered at the Hispanicize event, the Tecla Awards program will serve as a major catalyst for professionalizing blogging and the industry of Hispanic and multicultural social media.

Awards process and categories

To ensure the integrity of the awards program process, a prestigious panel of 30 judges consisting of 10 top bloggers, 10 top brand marketers and 10 top marketing agencies will select all the winners.

The Tecla Awards are open to all bloggers who are either Latino or create content that targets Hispanic and/or multicultural audiences. The current web traffic or following a blogger or micro-blogger has is irrelevant to the awards. The Tecla Awards are being created to showcase excellent work so this means the awards may introduce a lesser know talent to the world.

Partners of the Hispanicize brand of companies and individuals from other blogger content marketing networks themselves will not be eligible to win any of the awards but the brands and/or agencies who work with them will not be excluded from submitting entries.

About the Tecla Awards
Named after the Spanish-language word for an individual key on a keyboard, the Tecla Awards recognize excellence in Latino blogging, micro-blogging and social media marketing.

The Tecla Awards will be held annually at the Hispanicize event. The awards feature 30 categories, 20 focused on Latino bloggers and micro-blogging and 10 devoted to brands, multicultural marketing agencies and media companies.

About Hispanicize 2015
Now in its sixth year, Hispanicize 2015 Week (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz15) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in journalism, blogging, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship. A production of the Hispanicize companies that include the Latina Mom Bloggers network, Being Latino, Hispanicize Wire and the Hispanic PR Blog, Hispanicize 2015 is expected to gather more than 2,100 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over five days. The event will take place in downtown Miami March 16-20, 2015.

The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

Hispanicize 2015 is a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

About Latina Mom Bloggers
Latina Mom Bloggers is one of the largest blogger networks of Hispanic social media influencers with nearly 1,000 vetted members.

Latina Mom Bloggers is a 100% Latino-owned social media-marketing platform that connects Latina bloggers and social media influencers with brands via meaningful and culturally relevant campaigns that produce measurable results for clients.

Latina Mom Bloggers is part of the Hispanicize platform of companies that include the annual Hispanicize event, Being Latino, Hispanicize Wire and the Hispanic PR Blog.

For more information on Latina Mom Bloggers, visit http://www.latinamombloggers.com/.

Blogging industry trade partner iBlog Magazine will participate in presentation of awards program

Hispanicize 2015, the nation’s largest annual Latino trends, newsmakers and marketing event, and its sister company the Latina Mom Bloggers network today announced the launch of the Tecla Awards for excellence in Latino blogging, micro-blogging and social media marketing.

“These prestigious awards will showcase the increasingly sophisticated and impressive work that Latino bloggers, micro bloggers, journalists, brands and agencies are executing in the digital multicultural space,” said Manny Ruiz, founder and creative director of the Hispanicize event. (See the official recap for Hispanicize 2014 here: http://youtu.be/AYizCcZ0D0k).

“The Tecla Awards will unite and celebrate the entire industry of Latino social media and digital marketing at a time when a growing number of brands and agencies are heavily seeking to work with bloggers, micro-bloggers and other content creators,” said Piera Jolly, Co-CEO of the Latina Mom Bloggers network that features nearly 1,000 lifestyle, mom, tech, travel, male and other Latino bloggers.

In tandem with the most advanced blogging and social media courses ever offered at the Hispanicize event, the Tecla Awards program will serve as a major catalyst for professionalizing blogging and the industry of Hispanic and multicultural social media.

Nominations and awards process

Conducted in alliance with iBlog Magazine (iBlogMagazine.com), the blogging industry’s premier trade media outlet, the inaugural Tecla Awards will feature 30 award categories, 20 focused on Latino bloggers and micro-blogging and ten devoted to multicultural marketing agencies and brands. The word Tecla in Spanish stands for an individual key on a keyboard.

The nominations process for the Tecla Awards officially commences August 1 and ends January 15. Except for two categories specific to Spanish-language content creation, all nominations will be treated equal regardless of language.

The Tecla Awards gala will kick off Hispanicize 2015 Week on March 16, 2015, the first day of the annual Latino trends event that will take place in Miami’s InterContinental Hotel, March 16-20. To underscore the importance of March 16 for bloggers, the Hispanicize event is also hosting its second annual Latino Blogger and Journalist Pre-Treat earlier in the day of March 16.

Awards process and categories

To ensure the integrity of the awards program process, a prestigious panel of 30 judges consisting of 10 top bloggers, 10 top brand marketers and 10 top marketing agencies will select all the winners. Partners of the Hispanicize brand of companies and individuals from other blogger content marketing networks themselves will not be eligible to win any of the awards but the brands and/or agencies who work with them will not be excluded from submitting entries.

The blogging, social media and marketing award categories are:

Best Latina Fashion/Beauty Blogger

Best Latino Parenting Blogger

Best Latino Food Blogger

Best Latino Sports/Fitness Blogger

Best Latino Technology Blogger

Best Latino Travel Blogger

Best Latino Entertainment Blogger

Best Political Blogger

Best Latino Business or Finance Blogger

Best Latino Cultural News Web Site

Best Use of Instagram for Social Media Marketing

Best Latino on YouTube

Best Latino on Vine or Instagram Video

Best Latina on Twitter

Best Latino on Twitter

Best Spanish-language Blogger

Best Spanish-language Vlogger

Best Latino Pinterester

Most Creative Sponsored Blog Post

Most Creative Sponsored Vlog Post

Most Creative Sponsored Vine or Instagram Video Post

Best Latino Facebook Fan Page Community

Best Non Profit or Cause-related Marketing Campaign of the Year

Best Social Media Marketing Campaign of the Year

Best Latino Celebrity in Social Media

About the Tecla Awards
Named after the Spanish-language word for an individual key on a keyboard, the Tecla Awards recognize excellence in Latino blogging, micro-blogging and social media marketing.

The Tecla Awards will be held annually at the Hispanicize event. The awards feature 25 categories, 20 focused on Latino bloggers and micro-blogging and five devoted to multicultural marketing agencies and brands.

About Hispanicize 2015
Now in its sixth year, Hispanicize 2015 Week (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz15) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in journalism, blogging, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship. A production of the Hispanicize companies that include the Latina Mom Bloggers network, Being Latino, Hispanicize Wire and the Hispanic PR Blog, Hispanicize 2015 is expected to gather more than 2,100 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over five days. The event will take place in downtown Miami March 16-20, 2015.

The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

Hispanicize 2015 is a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

About Latina Mom Bloggers
Latina Mom Bloggers is one of the largest blogger networks of Hispanic social media influencers with nearly 1,000 vetted members.

Latina Mom Bloggers is a 100% Latino-owned social media-marketing platform that connects Latina bloggers and social media influencers with brands via meaningful and culturally relevant campaigns that produce measurable results for clients.

Latina Mom Bloggers is part of the Hispanicize platform of companies that include the annual Hispanicize event, Being Latino, Hispanicize Wire and the Hispanic PR Blog.

For more information on Latina Mom Bloggers, visit http://www.latinamombloggers.com/.

Every great performance deserves an encore.

In recognition of the great success the Hispanicize event (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) experienced this year at Downtown Miami’s InterContinental Hotel, Hispanicize event organizers announced today that the prestigious hotel will once again host Hispanicize 2015 Week, March 16-20, 2015.

This is the first time in the event’s sixth year history that it will be held in the same hotel two years in a row.

“The InterContinental is perfectly equipped and centrally located to handle the growth and exciting evolution of our event,” said Manny Ruiz, founder of the Hispanicize event.

A production of the Hispanicize companies that include the Latina Mom Bloggers network, Being Latino, Hispanicize Wire and the Hispanic PR Blog, Hispanicize 2015 is expected to eclipse the more than 1,700 Latino influencers from the fields of blogging, marketing, journalism, film, music and tech entrepreneurship that attended this year’s event.

(See the official recap for Hispanicize 2014 here: http://youtu.be/AYizCcZ0D0k).

About Hispanicize 2015

Now in its sixth year, Hispanicize 2015 Week (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz15), is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in journalism, blogging, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship. The event will take place in downtown Miami March 16-20, 2015.

Hispanicize 2015 is expected to gather more than 2,100 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over five days.

The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

Hispanicize 2015 is a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Hispanicize event (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) fans, the march to Hispanicize 2015 Week has officially begun!

With a vow to raise the bar higher than ever before, organizers of the nation’s largest U.S. Hispanic trends event announced that Hispanicize 2015 Week will take place March16-20, 2015 in downtown Miami.

A production of the Hispanicize companies that include the Latina Mom Bloggers network, Being Latino, Hispanicize Wire and the Hispanic PR Blog, Hispanicize 2015 is expected to eclipse the more than 1,700 Latino influencers from the fields of blogging, marketing, journalism, film, music and tech entrepreneurship that attended this year’s event.

(See the official recap for Hispanicize 2014 here: http://youtu.be/AYizCcZ0D0k).

“We’ve done a lot of homework to ensure Hispanicize 2015 is a more creative, ambitious, engaging, entertaining and relevant event than anything anybody could ever imagine,” said Manny Ruiz, chairman of the Hispanicize companies. “We will spare no resources in delivering a world class program that will be simply astonishing in depth, quality and polish.”

HISPANICIZE HX EVENTS RETURN

In preparation for the 2015 event, Hispanicize will once again host a series of sponsored multi-industry regional events that will spotlight talented Latinos, including music artists and more. The so-called Hispanicize HX events will be held in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago, among other cities. Sponsorship opportunities for those regional events and the national event are available by contacting sponsorship@hispanicizeevent.com.

Below are some key questions and answers about Hispanicize 2015:

Q: Hispanicize 2015 is slated to take place in late March. Why did you move it from April?

A: Hispanicize always takes place in early April but in looking at the 2015 calendar we didn’t want to conflict with Easter Week, Spring Break and the Jewish Passover. Late March in Miami keeps us in the prime time period of our event and works wonderfully for our northern friends who will appreciate getting out of the cold.

Q: Is the event five full days?

A: As it has since 2013, Hispanicize consists of a big “pre-event” day that is specially tailored to bloggers, media and marketers on Monday, March 16 and then four full days. Every day will matter and every day will prove surprising in a very special way.

Q: SXSW overlaps with some of your March dates. How do you think that will that impact Hispanicize 2015?

A: Hispanicize is one of a kind and will hold its own because of its razor-focus, relentless devotion to all things U.S. Hispanic media, marketing and entertainment. Our corporate partners are already lining up and we believe that God willing Hispanicize 2015 will be the greatest event created yet in terms of scope, scale, focus, quality speakers, entertainment and business opportunities in the U.S. Hispanic space. Over the course of the next several weeks and months, you’ll understand why we feel so forcefully about Hispanicize 2015.

Q: Who are the key audiences you want to attract to Hispanicize 2015?

A: We’re staying true to our core key audiences: bloggers, brand marketers and journalists. At the same time we have a growing following from the Latin music industry, tech entrepreneurship and film industries so they too will continue to find great content, speakers and connections at the event. Collectively they make Hispanicize be what it is.

From an audience point of view the biggest change in 2015 will be that we will begin to open parts of the event more to the general public. We will do that in such a way that at its core the event is true to the influencers but in others it’s more accessible to the public. Our goal is not to be a monster size event but to focus on quality vs. quantity.

Q: What else will you be doing differently next year?

A: We’re always proud to say that “you never know what to expect at Hispanicize” and in 2015 we will up the ante significantly to underscore that slogan. Our call for sessions and speakers is going out next week and will culminate much earlier than ever, October 31, precisely because of the new things we’re about to announce. Just as the 3M Positive Impact Awards greatly enhanced our program this year, we believe new things are on the horizon that will further revolutionize the event.

Q: When will Hispanicize 2015 begin to connect with potential sponsors?

A: For sponsors with big vision stuff, right now is important. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting us via email at sponsorships@hispanicize.com.

For Event Updates

To stay connected to Hispanicize 2015 news and other headlines about the newsmakers who spoke at this year’s Hispanicize event, download the free Hispanicize app at the iTunes or Android stores. The HispanicizeEvent.com web site will feature news about the event throughout the year and the soon to be relaunched Hispanicize.com will also feature many of the latest headlines.

About Hispanicize 2015
Now in its sixth year, Hispanicize 2015 Week (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz15), is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in journalism, blogging, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship. The event will take place in downtown Miami March 16-20, 2015.

Hispanicize 2015 is expected to gather more than 2,100 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over five days.

The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

Hispanicize 2015 is a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Hispanicize 2014 is proud to announce 3M as the Presenting Sponsor of the Positive Impact Awards, the event’s marquee awards gala. Now celebrating its fifth year, Hispanicize 2014 will take place in Miami, Florida at the InterContinental Miami Hotel, April 1-4, 2014.

“Sponsoring the Positive Impact Awards is a natural fit for 3M and its core values, especially related to education efforts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM),”

Named in honor of Latino social media pioneer Louis Pagan, the Positive Impact Awards recognize 20 outstanding Latinos who do remarkable deeds for their communities. Nominations for the Positive Impact Awards are being accepted online through January 31, 2014 at http://www.hispanicizeevent.com/pia.

Follow #3Mpact to join the conversation online

“We’re honored that 3M is championing our event’s most prestigious program in its inaugural year, a unique platform that is very special to us because it spotlights amazing Latinos who have found extraordinary ways to improve their communities,” said Hispanicize event founder Manny Ruiz.

The 20 winners will be chosen by the Hispanicize 2014 Advisory Board and will be announced on February 16, 2014. Audiences will then have the opportunity to vote online for the nominee they feel should be named the Positive Impact Person of the Year. The winner will be named during the Hispanicize 2014 Awards Gala on April 3, 2014.

“Sponsoring the Positive Impact Awards is a natural fit for 3M and its core values, especially related to education efforts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM),” said Stephen Sanchez, 3M communications manager and Hispanicize advisory board member. “Finding innovative solutions to everyday problems is what allows communities to grow and prosper. For this reason, it is important that we recognize and support the people who selflessly give of their time and effort to make this happen,” he added.

National Call and Criteria for Nominees

Following is the criteria for Positive Impact Awards nominees:

– Nominees can be of any ethnicity (part or whole), resident status, educational level, age, work and/or professional background.

– Candidates can be nominated in one of several categories, including: General, Health, Education, Social Work, Music, Film, Entertainment, Legal, Business/Entrepreneurship, Journalism, Social Media, Technology, Mentorship, Public Service and Military.

– Nominees do not have to be affiliated to any non-profit or organization, although non-profit organizations are encouraged to nominate their most outstanding volunteers,

– There are no age restrictions. The nomination of teenagers and young adults is encouraged.

– Aspiring candidates can self-nominate or be nominated by someone else.

– Special consideration will be given to individuals who achieve their magnanimity through volunteerism

– The top 20 finalists will be asked to produce two letters of recommendation and submit a two-minute video on YouTube explaining their work and what the nomination means to them.

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Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Sponsorship information is available by contacting sponsorship@hispanicizeevent.com or calling (203) 364-4779.

About Hispanicize 2014
Now in its fifth year, Hispanicize 2014 (http://www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz14) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, technology, film and music.

Co-chaired by award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s Latino USA and Patricia Pineda, Group Vice President of the Hispanic Business Strategy Group of Toyota Motor North America, Hispanicize 2014 is expected to gather more than 1,700 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, technology, music, marketing, film and business over four full days. Featuring U.S. Hispanic thought leaders and celebrities, the 5th anniversary edition of Hispanicize will be taking place at the InterContinental Miami hotel with several offsite events at major cultural venues.

The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

Hispanicize 2014, a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), will be held at the InterContinental Miami hotel, April 1-4, 2014 in downtown Miami.

Hispanicize 2014 Announces 3M as Sponsor of Positive Impact Awards

Program recognizes Latinos who exhibit exceptional and selfless work for the betterment of their communities

MIAMI, Florida – January 13, 2014 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Hispanicize 2014, the country’s premier Latino trends event for bloggers, marketers, journalists, tech entrepreneurs, musicians and filmmakers, is proud to announce 3M as the Presenting Sponsor of the Positive Impact Awards, the event’s marquee awards gala. Now celebrating its fifth year, Hispanicize 2014 will take place in Miami, Florida at the InterContinental Miami Hotel, April 1-4, 2014.

Named in honor of Latino social media pioneer Louis Pagan, the Positive Impact Awards recognize 20 outstanding Latinos who do remarkable deeds for their communities. Nominations for the Positive Impact Awards are being accepted online through January 31, 2014 at http://www.hispanicizeevent.com/pia.

Follow #3Mpact to join the conversation online

“We’re honored that 3M is championing our event’s most prestigious program in its inaugural year, a unique platform that is very special to us because it spotlights amazing Latinos who have found extraordinary ways to improve their communities,” said Hispanicize event founder Manny Ruiz.

The 20 winners will be chosen by the Hispanicize 2014 Advisory Board and will be announced on February 16, 2014. Audiences will then have the opportunity to vote online for the nominee they feel should be named the Positive Impact Person of the Year. The winner will be named during the Hispanicize 2014 Awards Gala on April 3, 2014.

“Sponsoring the Positive Impact Awards is a natural fit for 3M and its core values, especially related to education efforts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM),” said Stephen Sanchez, 3M communications manager and Hispanicize advisory board member. “Finding innovative solutions to everyday problems is what allows communities to grow and prosper. For this reason, it is important that we recognize and support the people who selflessly give of their time and effort to make this happen,” he added.

National Call and Criteria for Nominees

Following is the criteria for Positive Impact Awards nominees:

– Nominees can be of any ethnicity (part or whole), resident status, educational level, age, work and/or professional background.

– Candidates can be nominated in one of several categories, including: General, Health, Education, Social Work, Music, Film, Entertainment, Legal, Business/Entrepreneurship, Journalism, Social Media, Technology, Mentorship, Public Service and Military.

– Nominees do not have to be affiliated to any non-profit or organization, although non-profit organizations are encouraged to nominate their most outstanding volunteers,

– There are no age restrictions. The nomination of teenagers and young adults is encouraged.

– Aspiring candidates can self-nominate or be nominated by someone else.

– Special consideration will be given to individuals who achieve their magnanimity through volunteerism

– The top 20 finalists will be asked to produce two letters of recommendation and submit a two-minute video on YouTube explaining their work and what the nomination means to them.

Click link to tweet this story: http://ctt.ec/JcPfa

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Sponsorship information is available by contacting sponsorship@hispanicizeevent.com or calling (203) 364-4779.

About Hispanicize 2014

Now in its fifth year, Hispanicize 2014 (http://www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz14) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, technology, film and music.

Co-chaired by award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s Latino USA and Patricia Pineda, Group Vice President of the Hispanic Business Strategy Group of Toyota Motor North America, Hispanicize 2014 is expected to gather more than 1,700 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, technology, music, marketing, film and business over four full days. Featuring U.S. Hispanic thought leaders and celebrities, the 5th anniversary edition of Hispanicize will be taking place at the InterContinental Miami hotel with several offsite events at major cultural venues.

The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

Hispanicize 2014, a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), will be held at the InterContinental Miami hotel, April 1-4, 2014 in downtown Miami.

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