For the last 3 years, the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) has brought you the annual Kenyan bloggers’s awards. For me, they are always a chance to discover new interesting blogs I can follow (as if my reading list is not full enough already!). Anyway, do you have a blog you think is worthy of an award? The nomination phase is now open and you can nominate your favorite blog.
The 2015 BAKE Kenyan Blog Awards will have 18 categories. This comes after the addition of one category, a “Best Education Blog” category. This category will reward blogs about education matters and those run by educational institutions.
The inaugural BAKE Blog Awards was held in 2012 and it had 14 categories; best technology, photography, creative writing, business, food, agriculture, fashion, politics, sports, general and corporate blogs as well as giving out awards for the “tweeps” of the year. 300 blogs were submitted and 10,000 people voted. The gala event to award the winners was held on 5th May 2012 at the Nairobi Serena.
The second edition of the awards which were held in 2013 and had 15 categories. The ‘Lifestyle/Entertainment’, ‘Blog of the Year’ & ‘Travel Blog’ were added as categories and the two Twitter categories i.e. Best Individual Tweep & Best Corporate Tweep. Over 500 blogs were submitted and 50,000 people voted. The gala event to awards the winners was on 4th May 2013 at Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi.
In 2014 the awards were held at Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi and it had 17 categories. 2 new categories “Best County Blog’ and ‘Best Health Blog” were added. Over 800 blogs were submitted and more than 50,000 voted in the 2014 awards. The 2014 awards produced a tie on the Best Sports Blog category which was a first for the awards.
The timeline for the awards will be as follows:
- 1. Submission phase – January 9th 2015 to February 18th 2015
- 2. Judging phase – February 19th 2015 to February 28th 2015
- 3. Online voting – March 2nd 2015 to April 30th 2015.
- 4. Winners Gala Event – May 2nd
This year, the awards will have 18 categories with the addition of ‘Best Education Blog’.
- Best Technology Blog
- Best Photography Blog
- Best Creative Writing Blog
- Best Business Blog
- Best Food Blog
- Best Environmental/Agricultural Blog
- Best Fashion/Beauty/Hair/Style Blog
- Best Politics Blog
- Best New Blog
- Best Corporate Blog
- Best Topical Blog
- Best Sports Blog
- Best Entertainment/Lifestyle Blog
- Best Education Blog
- Best Travel Blog
- Best Health Blog
- Best County Blog
- Kenyan Blog of the Year
To submit blogs into the competition, bloggers and fans of bloggers should visit blogawards.co.ke/submit.