The Kenyan Blog Awards seeks to reward bloggers that post on a regular basis, have great and useful content, are creative and innovative. These awards represent BAKE’s efforts in the promotion of quality content creation. Organizer The Kenyan Blog Awards are an initiative of the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE). BAKE is a community organization that represents a group of Kenyan online content creators and that seeks to empower online content creation and improve the quality of content created on the web. Past Blog Awards The inaugural BAKE Blog Awards was in 2012 and it had 14 categories; best technology, photography, creative writing, business, food, agriculture, fashion, politics, sports, general and corporate blogs. There were also awards for the “tweeps” of the year. Blogs submitted were 300 and 10,000 people voted. The gala event to award the winners was held on 5th May 2012 at Nairobi Serena. In 2013 we had the second edition which had 15 categories. ‘Lifestyle/Entertainment’, ‘Blog of the Year’ & ‘Travel Blog’ were added as categories after removing the two twitter categories i.e. Best Individual Tweep & Best Corporate Tweep. The General category was renamed to ‘Topical’. 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.
What’s new in the BAKE Kenyan Blog Awards 2015 The 2015 BAKE Kenyan Blog Awards year will see the addition of one new category: A “Best Education Blog” category. This category will reward blogs about education matters and those run by educational institutions. In addition, the Blog of the Year nominees will be decided by the judges who will pick the top 5 blogs from the submissions in all the categories.