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Announcing the Kenyan Blog Awards 2016

by The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE)

Kevin Buo, receives the Best Photography Blog, 2015.

Friday January 8, 2016: Every year for the last four years, we at BAKE have embarked on an annual journey that culminates in the awarding of Kenyan bloggers. This is the journey that sees the presentation of the Kenyan Blog Awards.

It is with pleasure that we announce the launch of the 5th Kenyan Blog Awards. Going by tradition, this also coincides with the official opening of the submission phase. Thereafter judges will decide the best 5 in each category before the public votes for their best in each category. This year, one new category, the Best Religious/Spirituality blog, has been added to bring the number of categories to 19.

In a clear indication of growth in the Kenyan blogging space over the years, we have seen a steady increase in the number of submissions with over 1800 blogs being submitted last year and over 150,000 votes recorded.

Past winners of the Kenyan Blog Awards include: MutuaMatheka (mutuamatheka.co.ke), Silvia Njoki (silvianjoki.com), WambuiWaithaka (wambuiwaithaka.com), Sharon Mundia (thisisess.com), Jackson Biko (bikozulu.co.ke), Sam Wakoba (techmoran.com), Dennis Machio (michezoafrica.com) and Limo Taboi (bankelele.co.ke).

Ahmed Salim presents award to Steve Maina, winner Best Topical Blog 2015

Ahmed Salim presents award to Steve Maina, winner Best Topical Blog 2015

To submit blogs into the Kenyan Blog Awards 2016, bloggers and their fans should visit blogawards.co.ke/submit.

The timeline for this year’s awards is as follows:
1. Submission phase – January 8th 2016 to February 10th 2016
2. Judging phase – February 11th 2016 to February 28th 2016
3. Voting phase – March 2nd 2016 to April 30th 2016.
4. Winners’ announcement – May 7th 2016

Important links
History – blogawards.co.ke/history
Rules – blogawards.co.ke/rules
Categories – blogawards.co.ke/categories
Enjoy a video from last year’s Award’s Gala.

About BAKE
The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) is a community organization that promotes online content creation and free expression in Kenya.

About the Kenyan Blog Awards
The annual Kenyan Blog Awards seek to reward and recognize exceptional bloggers that 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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