Every year for the last four years, we at the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) have embarked on an annual journey that culminates in the awarding of Kenyan bloggers. This is the journey that sees the presentation of the BAKE Awards.
It is with pleasure that we announce the launch of the 5th BAKE Awards. Going by tradition, this also coincides with the official opening of the submission phase. Thereafter judges will decide the best 5 in each category before the public votes for their best in each category. This year, one new category, the Best Religious/Spirituality blog, has been added to bring the number of categories to 19.
In a clear indication of growth in the Kenyan blogging space over the years, we have seen a steady increase in the number of submissions with over 1800 blogs being submitted last year and over 150,000 votes recorded.
Past winners of the Kenyan Blog Awards include: Mutua Matheka (mutuamatheka.co.ke), Silvia Njoki (silvianjoki.com), Wambui Waithaka (wambuiwaithaka.com), Sharon Mundia (thisisess.com), Jackson Biko (bikozulu.co.ke), Sam Wakoba (techmoran.com), Dennis Machio (michezoafrica.com) and Limo Taboi (bankelele.co.ke).
To submit blogs into the BAKE Awards 2016, bloggers and their fans should visit bakeawards.co.ke/submit. One submission is enough.
The timeline for this year’s awards is as follows:
1. Submission phase – January 8th 2016 to February 10th 2016
2. Judging phase – February 11th 2016 to February 28th 2016
3. Voting phase – March 2nd 2016 to May 1st 2016.
4. Winners’ announcement – May 7th 2016