2017 #BAKEAwards nominees announced, voting starts today and ends on May 7




The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) has this morning announced the nominees of the 6th BAKE Awards and thereafter launched the voting phase for this year’s contest.

(TOP: Kennedy Kachwanya, BAKE Chairman receives the Kshs 3,1 million dummy sponsorship cheque from Kui Kinyanjui, Safaricom’s Head of Corporate Communications. On the right is Jane Muthoni, the GM at BAKE). 

This year, judges sifted through over 10,000 blogs that were submitted and picked the best in each category. The judges this year were:

  1. Michelle Slater – GM at EatOut Kenya
  2. Ahmed Salim – GM at Qube Ltd
  3. Akil Ahmed – CEO at Alternative Agency
  4. Muthoni Maingi – Digital Manager at Safaricom
  5. Sally Kahiu – ‎PR, Communications and Marketing Manager at Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM)
  6. Jackson Biko – Founder, bikozulu.co.ke and contributor for Business Daily, True Love and Saturday Nation.
  7. Dr. Martin Mburu – Assistant Professor of English at the United States International University (USIU-Africa)
  8. Demas Kiprono – Legal Officer at ARTICLE 19
  9. Samuel Majani – Founder and CEO of Ghafla
  10. Shitemi Khamadi- Founder of dhahabu.co.ke and Programs Manager at the (BAKE).
  11. Samuel Mbugua – Business Development Manager at Node Africa Limited
  12. Naomi Mutua – Deputy Managing Partner, Social@Ogilvy at Ogilvy Public Relations

The nominees for this year’s contest include: owaahh.com, hairpolitan.com, lindaafya.co.ke, wandianjoya.com and biznews.co.ke.

Voting in the awards begin today and will close on May 7, 2017. To vote in the BAKE Awards, one will need to visit bakeawards.co.ke/vote. Voting will be limited to one vote per person. SMS vote verification has also been introduced this year.

This year’s awards began on January 9, 2017 with the launch of the submission phase and will culminate in the awarding of the winners at a gala event on May 13th 2017.

Safaricom announced sponsorship of the awards to the tune of Ksh. 3.1 Million. Kui Kinyanjui, Head of Corporate Communications at Safaricom, while announcing the sponsorship said that “We have supported the BAKE Awards from the beginning because we believe in the power of blogging to shape conversations. It is also nice to see the growth of blogging over the years and we are happy to continue to support the industry”.

The other sponsors for the BAKE Awards 2017 include Gates Foundation, EatOut Kenya, The Ford Motor Company, ShowMax, Xpose, Vivienne Taa and Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC).

Below is the full list of nominees:

1. Best Technology Blog

techweez.com
techguy.co.ke
moseskemibaro.com
muva.co.ke/blog
incubateafrica.net

2. Best Photography Blog

irungu.tumblr.com
sanaastory.co.ke
victorpeace.com/blog
mutuamatheka.co.ke/blog
mwarv.click.co.ke

3. Best Creative Writing Blog

magunga.com
abbaanxiety.com
anduvate.wordpress.com
chingano.com
markmaish.com

4. Best Business Blog

sokodirectory.com
kenyanwallstreet.com
bankelele.co.ke
biasharainsight.com
biznews.co.ke

5. Best Food Blog

cookingwithjaz.com
dinewithjemutai.com
kaluhiskitchen.com
thefitfabfoodie.com
wemenshouldcook.com

6. Best Environmental/Agricultural Blog

farmerstrend.co.ke
graduatefarmer.co.ke
hortzone.com
africancityplanner.com
topfarmer.co.ke

7. Best Fashion/Beauty/Hair/Style Blog

curveswithstyle.com
aminafemshion.blogspot.co.ke
lehautestyle.com
missturu.com
shesatomboy.net

8. Best Governance Blog

danielominde.co.ke
maunduville.blogspot.co.ke
kanalispeaks.com
gathara.blogspot.co.ke

9. Best New Blog

otherwisepodcast.com
kashkaaria.com
itsmugambi.com/blog
kaaris-kitchen.com
hairpolitan.com

10. Best Corporate Blog

ihub.co.ke/blog
centonomy.com/blog
brightermonday.co.ke/blog
thekuzaproject.org/kuza-blog
sportpesanews.com

11. Best Topical Blog

moda.co.ke
impacthubmedia.com
owaahh.com
kampusville.com
tukatiane.co.ke

12. Best Sports Blog

futaa.com
osbke.com
kenyanstar.co.ke
soka.co.ke
sporta.co.ke

13. Best Entertainment Blog

buzzcentral.co.ke
niaje.com
hotsecretz.blogspot.co.ke
oygkmag.com
nairobinow.wordpress.com

14. Best Education Blog

magazinereel.com
blog.cipit.org
teachersnoticeboard.co.ke

15. Best Travel Blog

harpreetswanderlust.com
wachera.com
pilgrimchic.com
safari254.com
myglobalattitude.com

16. Best Public Health Blog

sheblossoms.co.ke
sihayako.co.ke
lindaafya.co.ke
healthkenya.co.ke

17. Best County Blog

amazingkisumu.co.ke
ameru.co.ke
eldoretleo.com
lifeinmombasa.com
famousnakuru.co.ke

18. Best Religious or Spirituality Blog

aliveinme.co.ke
naibei.co.ke
penstrokes.co.ke
karwirwalaura.com
reinabeaty.com

19. Best Lifestyle Blog

lilmissbelle.com
potentash.com
lyraoko.com
kenyanstory.com
blendedbacon.com

20. Best Human Rights Blog

kituochasheria.wordpress.com
mzalendo.com/blog

21. Best Women and Girls’ Empowerment Blog

mummytales.com
shaboard.com
thefeministsarecoming.aisha.co.ke
nerdyclues.com
stillamum.com/blog

22. Best Social Issues and Active Citizenship Blog

brainstorm.co.ke
devkafrica.wordpress.com
turkanainformativehealth.wordpress.com
wandianjoya.com

23. Kenyan Blog of the Year

magunga.com
kaluhiskitchen.com
stillamum.com/blog
kenyanstory.com
healthkenya.co.ke




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