MIAMI, Aug. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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/.
CONTACT: Katherine Johnson Hispanicize Event (786) 624-1864 Katherine@hispanicize.com
Source: Hispanicize Wire