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About Tecla Awards

Named after the Spanish word for an individual key on keyboard (aka “Tecla”), the 2021 TECLA Awards will honor the best of the best amongst Latinx social media stars across eight different categories.


All nominations submitted during the public nominations phase between August 2 - 31, 2021 will be considered and determined by the Hispanicize Advisory Council, an esteemed panel of Latinx PR and social media executives and other experts in the digital media industry. The Hispanicize Advisory Council will determine final nominees and winners with the exception of ‘Creator of the Year’ winner which will be voted on by the public. Four nominee finalists per category will be announced on Wednesday, September 15th during our TECLA Nominee Special marking the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month program. Hispanicize will culminate with its #UnidosTogether Summit on Friday, October 15th, during which all 2021 TECLA Award winners will be announced.

The Judges

Elizabeth Barrutia

President & CEO, BARÚ marketing + media

Carlos Salcines

Vice President, Multicultural Marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures

Lizette Williams

Global Head of Vertical Solutions Marketing, Facebook

Marie Seguí Paul-Noel

Account Supervisor, Multicultural Brand, Edelman

Mariela Estrella

Hispanic Business Unit, Senior Marketing Manager, Pepsi

Natalia Rocha

VP Director, Multicultural,Horizon Media

John C. Sosa

VP, Integrated Ad Sales Marketing, NGL Collective

Casper Smart

Actor & Creative Director, B Smart Productions, Inc.

Rachel Strauss-Muniz

Podcaster, Producer, Actor & Writer

Terms & Conditions

2021 tecla awards terms & conditions

The Tecla Awards (the “Teclas”) recognizing top Latinx social media influencers is wholly owned and organized by NGL Collective (“NGL” or the “Company”).

General Information

The Teclas are open to the public who wish to nominate content creators and social media influencers and or creators (the “Creators”) who wish to nominate themselves in accordance with the terms and conditions outlined herein, for work created and published between January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020.The Company shall also have the right to nominate Creators for consideration in its sole discretion.

Awards will be given to top Latinx Creators for the following categories;

  1. Breakout Star of the Year
  2. Creator of the Year
  3. Parenting
  4. Food & Cooking
  5. LGBTQ+
  6. Fashion and Beauty
  7. Comedy
  8. Social Good

The following 2021 Teclas dates are in place, but subject to change in the Company’s sole discretion:

  • Nomination entries open at 9:00am EST on August 5, 2021
  • Nomination entries close at 11:59pm EST on August 23, 2021
  • Finalists will be announced on September 15, 2021 (exact time TBD)
  • Winners will be announced on October 15, 2021(exact time TBD)

All nominee submissions must be done through Hispanicize.com (the “Website”). Entries will not be accepted via email or other channels unless the project officially announces it via Website or technical difficulties prevent the form or Website from receiving submissions. A committee of judges consisting of Latinx industry executives (the “Judges”) will select four (4) nominee finalists per category as well as one (1) winner per category with the exception of Creator of the Year, who will be selected by the public via a voting page on the Website. All judges will be listed on the Website, and are subject to change in the Company’s sole discretion.

For any individual submitting an Entry on the website, you are not allowed to upload and distribute any document which is confidential, defamatory, obscene, breaking personal privacy regulations, infringing copyright and intellectual property rights, violating legal rights of any party or proprietary to a brand, an individual or a company (except you, the person submitting the work in his/her name). We reserve the right to delete any offending material and remove the entries from the Awards.

Any individual submitting work by another content creator and or his/her work through the Website form cannot use false contact information details or identifying details, impersonating any person in order to mislead the Judges.

By submitting an Entry, you grant non-exclusive permission to Teclas organizers, sponsors and any members of the press / media to use name, image and the work submitted so that we may use it in producing and marketing the Awards. Example usages include articles in newspapers / magazines / websites / social media posts / blogs / the showcase section of our website; printed materials at our awards ceremonies; prints at exhibitions specifically related to the awards; projected and on-screen visuals at our ceremonies; videos and photos displaying winners; case studies and presentations related to these awards.

By submitting the Entry through the online form on the Website, you hereby confirm the work has been made public and we have the rights to distribute the content used in the work provided and that the content used does not violate any commercial and judicial laws. Full terms and conditions apply, by entering into this Awards program you agree to accept them and our privacy policy.To access full Terms & Conditions, click HERE.