The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) is pleased to announce the launch of the BAKE Awards 2020. The launch coincides with the submission phase of the competition.
The annual blogging competition, which is in its 9th year, celebrates and awards exceptional bloggers in each category.
The competition will begin today, February 1st 2020, where we will accept submissions in the various categories. Thereafter judges will decide the best 5 nominees from the submitted blogs and then they will be voted for by the public. Thereafter, the winners will be awarded at a gala event in June.
The timeline this year is as follows:
- Submissions phase –1st Feb- 20th March 2020
- Judging phase – 23rd March -20th April 2020
- Online voting – 21st April – 31st May 2020
- Winners’ Gala event – 27th June 2020
Last year we introduced a new category, Best Podcast which saw Amani Maranga become the first winner in that category. The total number of categories now stands at 24.
Also included in the winners’ list was JustJoykendi.com, who won the overall Kenyan Blog of the Year category, Lyraoko.com in the photography category, leotunapika.com in the food category, africancityplanner.com in the environmental category and fashionablestepmum.com in the fashion and style category.
Last year’s contest saw more than 10,000 blogs being submitted and 800,000 votes being recorded. Women dominated the awards, winning in 15 out of 23 categories.
Submissions will be accepted in 23 categories and a blog can only be submitted in one category that it fits best. There is an exception, however, for new blogs (blogs set up in January 2019 onward) which can be submitted in the New Blog category and in another category in which they fit. The rule that makes three-time (or more) winners in the awards ineligible to compete, still stand.
To submit blogs into the BAKE Awards 2020, bloggers and their fans should visit bakeawards.co.ke/submit.
- History – bakeawards.co.ke/history
- Rules – bakeawards.co.ke/rules
- Categories – bakeawards.co.ke/categories
- Frequently asked questions – bakeawards.co.ke/frequently-asked-questions-about-the-bake-awards