This Year’s Stylos Awards Nominees are In

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Since they began in 2005, the Stylos Awards have given shine to the accomplishments of Arizona’s Latino community — from musicians to activists to new entrepreneurs, the awards are about honoring the people bringing new life to Phoenix. This includes Arizona’s students; the awards are put on every year by The Isac Amaya Foundation, which was created to guide and provide financial resources for students, regardless of their immigration status, to achieve a higher education. The annual music meets fashion meets activism event is the biggest Latin party of the year in PHX, and this year’s nominees feature some new names as well as some familiar faces we’re happy are getting recognized (like Ashley Macias, who we’ve featured here). Check out the full nominee list below, and cast your vote between now until Sunday, Oct. 5 at midnight by going on to

Music Project of the Year

Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta
Radio Healer
DJ Rogero
La Saga
Luna Aura
Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra (PAO)

Personality of the Year

Ruben Gallego
Rachel Sherman
Fatimah Halim
Tania Torres Marquez
Casandra Hernandez

Entrepreneur of the Year

Cindy Dach (Changing Hands Book Store & Made Art Boutique)
Dr. Nicolas Porter (Risas Dental)
Tania Torres Marquez (Torres Marquez Communications)
Monique Sandoval (Cleo & Clementine)
Alejandra Martinez (Abloom Salon)

Activist of the Year

Cindy Whitmore
Cindy Dach
Denise Resnik
Charles “Chick” Arnold

Restaurant of the Year

La Flor de Calabaza
El Chullo Peruvian Restaurant & Bar
Downtown Phoenix Public Market
Sumo Maya Mexican Asian Kitchen

Project of the Year

No Dream Deferred
Faces of Garfield
The Joe Show
First Place AZ Residential Community
Valley Hype
Viva Phoenix

Artist of the Year

Nick Oza
La Muñeca
Marc David Pinate
Noelle Martinez
Ashley Macias