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.