BAKE Awards is an annual event that recognizes and awards exceptional Kenyan bloggers in various categories. The event is organized by BAKE (Bloggers Association of Kenya) and has been in existence since 2012.
The BAKE Awards 2017 had 23 categories in total where readers had a chance to vote for their favorite blogs across the categories. This year saw two new categories introduced i.e. Best Lifestyle Blog and Best Human Rights Blog to champion for lifestyle and human rights issues.
Some of the key sponsors of this year’s awards included; Safaricom, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Motors, ShowMax, Xpose, EatOut and Kenya Human Rights Commission.
The Winners we announced at a gala event on 13 May 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nairobi. The event was attended by over 400 guests who included bloggers, the public and key players in the industry.
BAKE Awards Winners
The following is a list of the Winners in the 2017 BAKE Kenya Bloggers Awards (BAKE Awards):
Best Photography Blog in Kenya
This category is for Blogs that showcase original photos or have photography related content.
Best Technology Blog in Kenya
Blogs in Kenya that cover technology matters like gadgets, Social Media, web culture, Internet usage, tech startups etc.
Best Creative Writing Blog in Kenya
These are Blogs that feature original creative writing in the form of poetry, book reviews, fiction, and essays. This category has many entries ever since the Awards began.
Best Business Blog in Kenya
Blogs that feature business content like business development, entrepreneurship, startups, stocks, investments, banking, finance etc.
Best Food Blog in Kenya
Entries in this category included Blogs that focus on food, cooking tips, restaurants, wines, and recipes.
Best Environmental/Agricultural Blog in Kenya
Agriculture being the backbone of Kenya’s economy was well presented. Blogs in this category are those that focus on the environment and/or agriculture.
- farmerstrend.co.ke – We had mentioned the blog as one of the best in Kenya Here
Best Fashion/Beauty/Hair/Style Blog in Kenya
These are Blogs that highlight current trends in fashion, beauty, and style.
Best Governance Blog in Kenya
2017 being an Election year in Kenya saw Blogs that cover the relationship between the Kenyan government and the people and politics in Kenya. Now you know where to get your news from.
Best New Blog in Kenya
New and outstanding Blogs that were set up from January 2016 onwards.
Best Corporate Blog in Kenya
We always encourage companies and brands to have a blog, this is where they would have belonged in the competition.
Best Topical Blog in Kenya
Blogs with a clear niche that is not represented in any of the other categories.
Best Sports Blog in Kenya
These are Blogs that feature sports content.
Best Entertainment Blog in Kenya
Blogs about the Kenyan entertainment industry.
Best Education Blog in Kenya
Blogs about education matters in Kenya.
Best Travel Blog in Kenya
These are the blogs that encourage the Tembea Kenya motto and cover everything about traveling in Kenya and abroad.
Best Public Health Blog in Kenya
Blogs that focus on public healthcare in Kenya.
Best County Blog in Kenya
Blogs that are based in a County and that feature content from a specific County.
Best Religious or Spirituality Blog in Kenya
Blogs that feature content on religion and/or spirituality.
Best Lifestyle Blog in Kenya
Blogs that focus on Kenyan lifestyle across diverse topics.
Best Human Rights Blog in Kenya
Blogs that cover direct attacks by the state or state agents on Civic and Democratic Space, civic liberties and freedoms as well as attacks on individual human rights activists.
Best Women and Girls’ Empowerment Blog in Kenya
Blogs that focus on the empowerment of women and girls.
Best Social Issues and Active Citizenship Blog winner
Blogs that focus on Social issues affecting Kenyans and that promote active citizenship in Kenya.
Kenyan Blog of the Year in Kenya Winner
This is the overal best blog in Kenya in 2017.
Here is a live recording of the event, enjoy and congratulations to the winners.