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Soledad O’Brien, Charo, Rita Moreno Receive ‘Latinovator’ Recognition Awards created by Bennett Awards

Soledad O’Brien, Charo and Rita Moreno were among the recent recipients of custom recognition awards created by Bennett Awards. For the second straight year, Bennett achievement trophies were used for the ‘Latinovator Awards’. These recognition awards honor Latino celebrities, business professionals, and other high achievers who have become crossover successes, or whose stories of achievements are remarkable or inspirational.

These custom recognition trophies were presented to recipients at Hispanicize 2013, the iconic annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, marketing, film, music and innovation. Hispanicize brings brands, media, marketers, celebrities, filmmakers, innovators and bloggers together in a unique creative environment focused on ideas and best practices. The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos. Hispanicize 2013, a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), was held April 9-13, 2013, at the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach. 

The 2013 recipients of the Latinovator Awards were Soledad O’Brien, the broadcast journalist who has received numerous awards for her role as an anchor and investigative reporter on CNN; Charo, the Spanish-American actress, comedienne and flamenco guitarist; Rita Moreno, the Academy Award-winning Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress, and one of the few performers to receive an Emmy, a Grammy, a Tony and an Oscar; Beto Perez, the creative genius behind Zumba; Carlos Ponce, the Puerto Rican actor, singer, composer and TV personality; and Nicholas Lopez, the Chilean director, screenwriter, producer and actor, who is well-known for directing Aftershock, Promedio Rojo and Santos. 

In recognition of their achievements, these Latinovator Award recipients were presented with unique custom trophies created by Bennett Awards. These recognition trophies were created from a clear crystal obelisk sculpture. Inside the crystal sculpture was a suspended 3D opaque image in the shape of the Latinovator logo, as well as the Latinovator tagline. These custom trophies also featured customized engravings of the award and recipient name. 

More information on Hispanicize 2013 and the Latinovator Awards can be found at: www.hispanicizeevent.com.