Bloggers Association of Kenya launches the 2021 BAKE Awards

It is that time of the year again when the best in the Kenyan blogging industry are recognized and awarded. The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) has today announced the launch of the 2021 BAKE Awards. The launch coincides with the submission phase of the competition.

The annual blogging competition, which is in its 9th year, celebrates and awards exceptional bloggers in each category.  Last year, the competition was unfortunately postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and eventually didn’t take place. 

During the submission phase, blogs will be submitted in the different indicated categories. Thereafter, judges will decide on the best 5 nominees from the submitted blogs, which will then be availed for voting by the public. Thereafter, the winners will be awarded at a virtual gala event in December.

The timeline this year is as follows:

  1. Submissions phase –14th September – 20th October 2021
  2. Judging phase – 21st October -1st November 2021
  3. Online voting – 2nd November – 10th December 2021
  4. Virtual Winners’ Gala event – 17th December 2021

A new category was introduced in 2019, The Best Podcast, which saw Amani Maranga become the first winner in that category. The total number of categories now stands at 24.

Other notable winners from the awards included, who won the overall Kenyan Blog of the Year category, in the photography category, in the food category, in the environmental category, and in the fashion and style category.

In 2019, the competition saw more than 10,000 blogs being submitted and 800,000 votes being recorded. Women dominated the awards, winning in 15 out of 23 categories.

Submissions will be accepted in 23 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 2019 onward) which can be submitted in the New Blog category and in another category in which they fit.

The rule that makes three-time (or more) winners in the awards ineligible to compete, still stands.

To submit blogs into the 2021 BAKE Awards, bloggers and their fans should visit

All the best!



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