The Hispanic Heritage Awards were established by The White House in 1987 to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in America. The Hispanic Heritage Awards are considered among the “highest honor for Latinos by Latinos” and recognize notable Latinos who have made a positive impact on America, and the world, in various fields. See past Hispanic Heritage Award Recipients.

The 29th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards will take place on September 22, 2016 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.  The 2016 Honorees will be announced in the Spring. Secure your seats today: .

The 28th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards took place on September 17, 2014 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC. The 2015 Hispanic Heritage Award Honorees are listed in the past Hispanic Heritage Award Recipients.

The Awards are unique in that celebrities take the stage alongside physicians, scientists, educators, innovators, public officials, community and business leaders, and even young leaders at the venerable Warner Theatre. Surrounding events include an intimate honorees’ dinner the night before, a festive after-party and an energizing Youth Leadership Summit.

Our 2015 Honorees were:

  • Education: The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

  • Vision: Robert Rodriguez

  • STEM: Dr. Vladamir Alvarado

  • Master of Arts: Arturo Sandoval

  • Healthcare: Maria Gomez

  • Sports: Pedro Martinez

  • Legend :Ana Gabriel

  • Special Recognition: Becky G

Sponsors have the unique opportunity to share the stage and make an indelible impression on the Latino community in and out of the theatre through cross-promotional opportunities, packaging of the Awards as an educational tool distributed by HHF and through HHF’s year-round programs. The Awards serve as the launch of HHF’s year-round mission to inspire, identify, prepare and position Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities.

As we again celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we welcomed a new class of honorees on September 22, 2016 in front of a black-tie audience of 1,800 influential guests, including White House officials, members of Congress, ambassadors, and representatives from 40 national Hispanic organizations who co-hosted the program. The evening will featured a moving stage production with today’s hottest Latino entertainers that paid tribute to the honorees.

The Awards are covered by the national and international media and have traditionally been broadcasted on network television and Armed Forces Network. The 2016 Awards will air on PBS. Stay tuned for the air date.