BAKE Awards 2017 has 23 categories in total.
1. Best Technology Blog
Blogs that cover technology matters like gadgets, Social Media, web culture, Internet usage, tech startups etc.
2. Best Photography Blog
Blogs that showcase original photos or have photography related content.
3. Best Creative Writing Blog
Blogs that feature original creative writing in the form of poetry, book reviews, fiction and essays.
4. Best Business Blog
Blogs that feature business content like business development, entrepreneurship, startups, stocks, investments, banking, finance etc.
5. Best Food Blog
Blogs that focus on food, cooking tips, restaurants, wines and recipes.
6. Best Environmental/Agricultural Blog
Blogs that focus on the environment and/or agriculture.
7. Best Fashion/Beauty/Hair/Style Blog
Blogs that highlight current trends in fashion, beauty and style.
8. Best Governance Blog
Blogs that cover the relationship between the Kenyan government and the people and politics in Kenya.
9. Best New Blog
Outstanding Blogs that were set up from January 2016 onwards.
10. Best Corporate Blog
Blogs that are run by brands/companies.
11. Best Topical Blog
Blogs with a clear niche that is not represented in any of the other categories.
12. Best Sports Blog
Blogs that feature sports content.
13. Best Entertainment Blog
Blogs about the Kenyan entertainment industry.
14. Best Education Blog
Blogs about education matters in Kenya.
15. Best Travel Blog
Blogs about travel.
16. Best Public Health Blog
Blogs that focus on public healthcare in Kenya.
17. Best County Blog
Blogs that are based in a County and that feature content from a specific County.
18. Best Religious or Spirituality Blog
Blogs that feature content on religion and/or spirituality.
19. Best Lifestyle Blog
Blogs that focus on Kenyan lifestyle across diverse topics.
20. Best Human Rights Blog
Blogs that cover direct attacks by the state or state agents on Civic and Democratic Space, civic liberties and freedoms as well as attacks on individual human rights activists.
21. Best Women and Girls’ Empowerment Blog
Blogs that focus on the empowerment on women and girls.
22. Best Social Issues and Active Citizenship Blog
Blogs that focus on Social issues affecting Kenyans and that promote active citizenship in Kenya.
23. Kenyan Blog of the Year
Best overall Kenyan blog.