Celebrating 27 Years

Get Ready for the 2016 Diamante Awards, hosted by the Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center, September 22, 2016.

To celebrate the profound and lasting influence that Latinos have on American history, values and culture, the Diamante (diamond in Spanish) Awards were founded in 1989 by IMAGE of Northwest Ohio, a local Latino advocacy group.

The diamante is one of the strongest stones, and our award recipients are pillars of strength in times of challenge and triumph. The diamante is a cut above the rest of the valuable stones, as are these individuals through their lifelong commitment and dedication.

Diamante recipients have a sparkle and brilliance that is captured in their day-to-day work and encounters with others whose lives they impact. We celebrate our 2016 Diamante recipients as they become members of this very special group of people.