BAKE Awards 2018 is now accepting submissions from Kenyan bloggers

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The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) has just announced the launch of the BAKE Awards 2018. The launch coincides with the submission phase of the competition.

The annual blogging competition, which is in its 7th year, celebrates the best of Kenyan blogging.

The competition will begin today, January 11th, 2018, where we will accept submissions in 22 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 on May 12th, 2018. The timeline this year is as follows:

  1. Submissions phase – January 11th, 2018 to March 6th, 2018
  2. Judging phase – March 10th 2018 to March 27th, 2018
  3. Online voting – March 28th, 2018 to April 30th, 2018
  4. Winners’Gala event – May 12th, 2018

We have introduced 3 categories this year, i.e. Best Environment Blog, Best Beauty and Hair Blog and Best Video Blog (Vlog). The total number of categories is 23. The rule that makes three-time (or more) winners in the awards ineligible to compete, still stand.

Last year’s contest saw 10,000 blogs being submitted and 800,000 votes being recorded. Women did well last year with bloggers such as Jamila El-Jabry (lifeinmombasa.com), Maryann Waweru (mummytales.com), Rachael Muthoni (safari254.com), Diana Kaluhi (kaluhiskitchen.com), Rayhab Gachango (potentash.com), Dr Wandia Njoya (wandianjoya.com), Nyawira Mumenya (curveswithstyle.com)  emerging winners.

The awards also witnessed first-time winners Magunga Williams (www.magunga.com) and  Owaahh (www.owaahh.com) clinching the Kenyan Blog of the year and Best Topical Blog respectively.

To submit blogs into the BAKE Awards 2018, bloggers and their fans should visit bakeawards.co.ke/submit.