The Bloggers Association of Kenya announces the Kenyan Blog Awards 2014

Posted: January 22, 2014 in BAKE, BAKE AWARDS
The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) announced the dates for its third annual Kenyan Blog Awards. The awards reward bloggers that post on a regular basis, have great and useful content presented in a creative and innovative format.

The Kenyan Blog Awards 2014 has two new categories i.e. “Best Health Blog” category and a “Best County Blog” category. This will raise the total number of categories from the current 15 to 17.

To submit blogs into the competition, bloggers and fans of bloggers should visit blogawards.co.ke/submit.

The inaugural BAKE Blog Awards was held in 2012. It rewarded bloggers in 14 categories; best technology, photography, creative writing, business, food, agriculture, fashion, politics, sports, general and corporate blogs as well as giving out awards for the “tweeps” of the year. 300 blogs were submitted and 10,000 people voted. The gala event to award the winners was held on 5th May 2012 at Nairobi Serena.

The second edition of the awards were held earlier this year. It rewarded bloggers in 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.

Over 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.

The Blog Awards timeline will be as follows

1. Submissions

From January 10th 2014 to February 10th 2014, we will be accepting submissions in the competition’s 17 categories.

2. Judges Choose the Best 5
From February 12th 2014 to February 28th 2014 judges comprised of bloggers and media experts will decide on the 5 blogs that advance to the next round in all 17 categories. These are the blogs that will be in the running to win a BAKE Kenyan Blog Award.

3. Online voting
The ballot box will be opened on March 1st 2014 and it will close on April 30th 2014. We will be limiting votes to one time per category.

4. And the winner is…

The winners will be announced at a gala event on May 3rd 2014.

For more information on the Blog Awards, kindly visit blogawards.co.ke

Blog Categories

1. Best Technology Blog

Blogs that cover technology matters like social media, internet usage, consumer electronics, mobile phones, 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 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 agriculture.

7. Best Fashion/Beauty/Hair/Style Blog

Blogs that highlight current trends in fashion, beauty and style.

8. Best Politics Blog

Blogs that cover political issues in Kenya.

9. Best New Blog

Outstanding Blogs that were set up from January 24th 2013 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/Lifestyle Blog

Blog about Kenyan lifestyle and the entertainment industry.

14. Best Travel Blog

Blogs about travel.

15. Best Health Blog

Blogs about healthcare and healthy living in Kenya.

16. Best County Blog

Blogs that are based in a County and that feature content from a specific County.

17. Kenyan Blog of the Year

Best overall blog by a Kenyan.

About BAKE

The Bloggers Association of Kenya (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.

About the Kenyan Blog Awards

The Kenyan Blog Awards rewards 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.

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