MIAMI, FL – January 25, 2017 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Hispanicize 2017, the nation’s largest event for Latino trendsetters and influencers, announced today that its 3rd Annual Tecla Awards will be held at the historic Olympia Theatre. The venue is South Florida’s most iconic performing arts center and considered one of the southeastern United States’ most impressive arts and entertainment facilities. The Tecla Awards honor the best in Latino and multicultural social media and those who create it, will take place on Thursday, April 6th at 8PM ET / 5PM PT to culminate the weeklong Hispanicize Event.

“The 2017 Hispanicize Tecla Awards will rise to another level at the most historic theatre venue in Miami and with an unbelievable line-up of presenters that will underscore why the award has become so highly respected and coveted across our shared national community,” said said Katherine Johnson-Gunn, Executive Producer of Tecla Awards and Co-Founder of Hispanicize Event. (See the Hispanicize 2017 preview video here:

“Hispanicize and the Olympia Theater are the perfect marriage of two iconic Miami institutions that have made our city the leading home for U.S. Hispanic media, social media and entertainment,” said City of Miami Mayor Tomás Reglado. “We’re thrilled to be part of this powerful program that will showcase everything that makes our community the perfect home to host Hispancize annually.”

The Olympia Theater reflects the national and international importance and elegance of the Tecla Awards for creators and influencers. The theater opened in 1926 as a silent movie palace and amazed the public with its stunning Moorish architecture, perfect acoustics and simulated night sky, complete with wafting clouds and twinkling stars. Throughout its history, the Olympia has been host to the world’s most exciting performers in the arts and entertainment community such as Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Luciano Pavarotti and Etta James.

Presenters and co-hosts for the 3rd Annual Hispanicize Tecla Awards will be announced shortly and include a line-up of top stars from the Latino and multicultural social media and entertainment industries.

Nominations Are Still Open

The public is invited to nominate their favorite creators- including themselves- for any of the 20+ themed categories. Submissions are open at and close 11:59 pm PT on Monday, January 30, 2017.

The 2017 Tecla Awards categories feature three new opportunities to highlight creators publishing content from a variety of fields including – Top Blogger, Top Digital Journalist and Best Content Creator in Latin America. The Creator of The Year award is the only award that will be voted on by the public starting in February. The Marketing & Campaign Tecla Awards categories will be announced later this month. For the full list of creator categories for the 3rd Annual Tecla Awards, please visit:

All nominations for the 3rd Annual Tecla Awards, which now also includes the Jewel Award for Social Good, will be considered and reviewed by Hispanicize Media Group partners and the Hispanicize National Advisory Board who together will determine the five finalists for each category. The actual winners of the 3rd Annual 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 Hispanicize Tecla Awards ceremony, which will be streamed live from Miami for viewers worldwide.

Tecla Award Sponsors

Sponsorships for the Tecla Awards are available by contacting [email protected]

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To apply for media credentials to cover the 3rd Annual Tecla Awards, please click here and fill out the online form. Deadline to apply is March 28th.

About the Tecla Awards
The 3rd Annual Tecla Awards reflect the growing state of original programming native to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, live broadcasting, blogging and virtually all types of social media platforms.

The awards are a co-production of the Hispanicize event and the DiMe Media network – a national network of Latino and multicultural content creators and a division of Hispanicize Media Group.

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).