Blogging awards in Kenya were first and last held in the year 2006.
Run by Kenya Unlimited which hosts the Kenyan Blog Webring (KBW),an aggregator site for Kenyan blogs, Kaybee Awards 2006 took place at a time when the blogging scene was small and most bloggers knew each other by Name.
Some of those who won in the numerous categories then are still blogging to this day but there some who moved on (most to bigger things) and no longer consider themselves as bloggers.
Since 2006 to the present day, thousands of new blogs have come up and with them an Association – BAKE.
In a bid to reward exceptional bloggers and to also promote content creation in Kenya, BAKE will be organizing bloggers awards this year under the moniker ‘BAKE Blog Awards‘.
The idea is to recognize bloggers that post consistently, have great and useful content, and are creative and innovative.
There will be a submission phase starting March 15th where blogs will be nominated in 14 categories as below:
1. Best Technology Blog
Blogs that cover tech 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, 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 Agriculture Blog
Blogs that focus on Farming, marketing of agricultural produce, and environmental impact of climate change
7. Best Fashion Blog
Blogs that highlight current trends in Fashion as well as personal grooming, fashion shows
8. Best Politics Blog
Blogs that cover political issues in Kenya.
9. Best New Blog
Outstanding Blogs that were set up from March 24th 2011 onwards.
10. Best Corporate Blog
Blogs run by companies.
11. Best General Blog
Blogs that features content that is exceptional but doesn’t don’t fit into any of the other 13 categories.
12. Best Sports Blog
Blogs that feature sports content.
13. Tweep of the Year – Individual
The best individual twitter user in Kenya.
14. Tweep of the Year – Corporate
The best corporate twitter user in Kenya.
The submission phase will run until March 29th and then judges will choose their best 5 in each category. The judges will be drawn from the media and the blogging community.
After the judges pick their best 5 in each category, they will then be voted for by the public from April 10th. The winners in each category will be announced at a gala event on April 28th.
More information about The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE)
BAKE is a body that promotes content creation on the web in Kenya and represents a group of content creators who are of Kenyan origin, descent or are based in Kenya and want to:
- Syndicate their content
- Network among other fellow content creators
- Get legal and communal representation from the Bloggers Association of Kenya
Look our for KenyanPoet blog in the Creative Writing category and vote for us