Hispanic Woman and Hispanic Man of the Year

Nomination Criteria

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS:  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019

Nominations must be submitted electronically through our website.

Every year, Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. selects an outstanding Hispanic Woman and Hispanic Man for their life-time achievements. The award recipients will be recognized at the Hispanic Woman and Hispanic Man of the Year Gala, the premier gala of the Hispanic Heritage season, on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown at 6:30 p.m. The City of Tampa presents the Official Proclamation of the Hispanic Heritage Season at this event.

This prestigious award honors Hispanics in Tampa Bay, nominated by the community at large, who have excelled in their endeavors to advance, promote, maintain, and enhance our Hispanic heritage and who, by their outstanding contributions, have improved the quality of life in the Hispanic community.

 

THHI honors Hispanics, nominated by the community at large, who have excelled in their endeavors to advance, promote, maintain, and enhance our Hispanic heritage and who, by their outstanding contributions, have improved the quality of life in the Hispanic community. The community is encouraged to nominate individuals who have a strong curriculum vitae and are well-known in their industry or community.

The Hispanic Woman and Hispanic Man of the Year Gala is a formal event. Great entertainment and food are included in the ticket price. Attendance usually includes the mayor, county commissioners, and prominent members of the community.

The winners’ attendance is complimentary and they will be given the opportunity to address the audience and talk about their life experiences. The winners may be recognized for their work by media outlets. The public is invited to support the event with their attendance.

 

Criteria for Nominations:

  • Nominees may be from the public or private sector, business or industry, education, the arts, entertainment or hospitality, government or law, health or human services, volunteer, entrepreneur and other professions or community organizations.

  • Nominees will have achieved outstanding success in their chosen fields, whether it is a traditional career or an active career of volunteer service.

  • Nominees will have resided in the Tampa Bay area for at least five years.

  • Nominees will have demonstrated well-rounded professional and community involvement. If the nominee has made volunteer service her/his primary vocation, that service should demonstrate an understanding of total community need.

  • Nominations for women or men who have been nominated in previous years, but not selected, may be nominated again. Each year, there are many more qualified nominations received than can be selected.

  • Tampa Hispanic Heritage Board of Directors who have served within the last 3 years are not eligible to be nominated (2017, 2018 and 2019).

  • Sponsors are not eligible to be nominated.

  • Nominees must be of Hispanic descent.

Judging:  The Gala Awards Committee is comprised of Board of Directors of Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. Their decision will be announced in August 2019.

One nomination per candidate please. Additional nominations are permitted if:

  • additional nominations for the same candidate have been submitted by different community members

  • additional nominations have not been "copied and pasted" from other nominations

  • new and/or different background information is provided about the candidate for the judges' consideration.

Duplicate nominations that do not meet the above criteria cannot be included in the judging process.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS:  FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019

Nominations must be submitted electronically through our website.

Checklist of information to submit with each nomination:

___ Nominee’s resume

___ Nominee’s headshot

___ Completed nomination form submitted by JULY 12, 2019

To learn about sponsorship opportunities for the Gala or for questions, contact Odette Figueruelo, Gala Chair at (813) 598-3950, ofigueruelo@gmail.com, or Digna Alvarez, Gala Co-Chair at (813) 598-2381, digna.thhi2019@gmail.com.

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