Ever since BAKE Awards started in 2012, Safaricom has been the title sponsor. However Safaricom took a break in 2015 that saw Airtel become the title sponsor but they have made a come back to be the title sponsors for Bake Awards 2016. Other sponsors for Bake Awards 2016 are EatOut Kenya, Xpose, Samsung and Coca Cola.
Commenting on the announcement that Safaricom will be the title sponsor for Bake Awards 2016, BAKE chairman Kennedy Kachwanya said, “It is great to have Safaricom come on board as this year’s title sponsors. Their support over the years has been unwavering and it is even more significant since this is an organization that understands and appreciates the important role played by content creators and the online space in the advancement of our community.”
Bake Awards has existed since 2012 to recognize the hard work bloggers do to come up with quality reach local content aimed at educating, entertaining and informing Kenyans on a wide variety of topics including technology, lifestyle and entertainment, environment, health, catering, fashion, creativity, photography, politics, among many others. The Bake Awards 2016 for example has 18 categories each with five nominated blogs.
Bake Awards 2016 has been a journey that kicked off with the launch of the submission phase on 8th January. Kenyans online were required to submit their blogs or those of their favourite bloggers for consideration in the competition. With the close of the submission phase on 10th February a group of 5 judges went through the submitted blogs and picked the best 5 in the 19 categories.
The voting phase for Bake Awards 2016 is continuing and everyone including you is invited to vote for their favorite blogs by following this link.
The judges this year consisted of Mikul Shah, Ahmed Salim, TerryAnne Chebet and Muthoni Maingi. Online voting, which is currently ongoing, kicked off on March 3rd and will be closing on 1st May. This will send the Kenyan Blog Awards to its culmination on 7th May at the Gala event to be held at Radisson Blu Hotel, where the winners will be crowned.