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
Rory Lassanske

Best Latino Celebrity on Social Media
Gaby Espino

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
Laurita Tellado

Best Digital Journalist
Adrian Carasquillo

Best LIVE Video Creator
Lizza Monet Morales

Best Twitter Creator
Mario Selman

Best Facebook Creator
OMG it’s Eddie G

Best YouTube Creator
Sandra Cires

Best Instagram Creator
Laura Sanchez

Best Snapchat Storyteller
Carlos Gil

Best Blogger
Denise Cortes

Top Beauty Creator presented by Neutrogena
Brenda Alvarado

Top Fashion Creator
Winston y Rosanna Javier

Top Food Creator
El Guzi

Top Technology or Gaming Creator
Analie Cruz

Top Family & Parenting Creator
Elayna Fernandez

Top Comedy Creator
Salice Rose

Best Creator for a Digital Network
Curly Velasquez

Top Lifestyle & Entertainment Creator presented by DishLatino / Cinelatino
Yvonne Guidry

Top Health & Wellness Creator
Ingrid Macher

Best Latin Music Artist or Group Creating Social Content
JenCarlos Canela

Creator of the Year (SuperCreators)
David Lopez

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 ( (#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.

The Hispanicize Event can be found on Facebook, Instagram (@HispanicizeEvent) and Twitter (@Hispanicize).