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Kenya: The Bake Blog Awards 2012

On 5 May, 2012 the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) rewarded bloggers that post on a regular basis, have great and useful content, are creative and innovative. The awards are part of BAKE’s efforts in the promotion of quality content creation.

The Bloggers Association of Kenya is:

BAKE is a body that promotes content creation on the web in Kenya and represents a group of content creators who are of Kenyan origin, descent or are based in Kenya and want to:

Syndicate their content
Network among other fellow content creators
Get legal and communal representation from the Bloggers Association of Kenya

Announcing the Bake Blog Awards on her blog, Njeri Wangari wrote:

Blogging awards in Kenya were first and last held in the year 2006.

Run by Kenya Unlimited which hosts the Kenyan Blog Webring (KBW),an aggregator site for Kenyan blogs, Kaybee Awards 2006 took place at a time when the blogging scene was small and most bloggers knew each other by Name.

Some of those who won in the numerous categories then are still blogging to this day but there some who moved on (most to bigger things) and no longer consider themselves as bloggers.

Bankelele (right) the winner of Best Business Blog. Photo courtesy of Njeri Wangari.

The winners were selected through the following process:

1. Submissions

From March 15th to March 29th, BAKE will be accepting submissions in the competition’s 14 categories.

2. Judges Choose the Best 5

From March 29th to April 9th, judges comprised of bloggers and media experts will decide on the 5 blogs that advance to the next round in all 14 categories. These are the blogs that will be in the running to win a BAKE blog award.

3. Online voting

The ballot box will be opened on April 10th and it will close on April 26th. Before voting you’ll need to log in via your choice of Facebook or Twitter and we’ll be limiting votes to one time per category.

4. And the winner is…

The winners will be announced at a gala event on April 28th [*Date was changed to May 5].

The winners were announced at a gala event that took place at Nairobi Serena Hotel. The event was supported by corporate sponsors such as Safaricom, Google+, Microsoft, VirtualCity, Samsung, Access Kenya and was streamed live on the CapitalFm Kenya website.

And the winners for the Bake Blog Awards 2012 are:

Bake logo

Logo of BAKE. Image source: http://bloggers.or.ke/.

Best Business Blog

http://bankelele.blogspot.com

Best Agriculture Blog

http://emmiekio.blogspot.com

Best Creative Writing Blog

http://www.crazynairobian.com

Best Fashion Blog

http://www.nanciemwai.com

Best Food Blog

http://healthylivingkenya.wordpress.com

Best General Blog

http://muruginjehia.blogspot.com/

Best New Blog

http://www.my254.com

Best Corporate Blog

http://blog.batakenya.com

Best Photography Blog

http://www.mutuamatheka.co.ke

Best Politics Blog

http://www.dennisitumbi.com

Best Sports Blog

http://www.michezoafrika.com

Best Technology Blog

http://www.moseskemibaro.com

Best Tweep – Corporate

http://twitter.com/KenyaRedCross

Best Tweep – Individual

http://twitter.com/KoinangeJeff

Global Voices congratulates all the winners of the Bake Blog Awards 2012.

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