Hispanicize 2014 Announces 3M as Presenting Sponsor of Positive Impact Awards

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MIAMI, Jan. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.


"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.

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.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Sonia Diaz Balsera Communications Email: sonia@balserapr.com Tel: 305.457.8404

Source: Hispanicize Wire