The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) has announced the launch of the BAKE Awards 2019.

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The annual blogging competition, which is in its 8th year, celebrates the best of Kenyan blogging by awarding exceptional Kenyan bloggers. Submissions for various categories are currently underway and thereafter judges will decide the best 5 nominees from the submitted blogs and then they will be voted for by the public. Categories range from fashion to health to photography and are open to all Kenyans and brands that operate in Kenya. The winners will be awarded at a gala event on June 1st, 2019.

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2019 has seen the introduction of one new category; Podcast, bringing the number of categories up to 24. The rule that makes three-time (or more) winners in the competition ineligible to compete, still stands.

So far, the competition has seen 15,000 blogs being submitted and 1 million votes being recorded. Past winners include Joy Kendi (fashion), Kaluhi (food), Mutua Matheka (photography), Over Twenty Five (YouTube) and many other thriving bloggers.

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Past winners

Submissions will be accepted in all 24 categories and a blog can only be submitted in one category that it fits best. There is an exception, however, for new blogs (blogs set up in January 2018 onward) which can be submitted in the New Blog category and in another category in which they fit.

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The timeline this year is as follows:

  1. Submissions phase – February 12th 2019 to April 2nd 2019
  2. Judging phase – April 3rd 2019 to April 30th 2019
  3. Online voting – May 1st 2019 to May 30th 2019
  4. Winners’ Gala event – June 8th 2019
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Submit your favourite blogs through the BAKE website.

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