BAKE Awards 2016 Winners and the Rise of Blogging in Mombasa

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The winners of the Kenyan Blog Awards 2016 (BAKE Awards) were announced at a gala event that took place on Saturday 14th May 2016 at Radisson Blu Nairobi.

The BAKE Awards 2016 journey started on January 8th 2016 with the launch of the awards plus the opening of the submission where Kenyan blogs could be submitted into the competition. The submission phase closed on 10th February 2016 which saw 4,899 blogs being submitted into the competition. The judges took over and trimmed the submissions to just 5 blogs per category.  The judges this year were Ahmed Salim, TerryAnne Chebet, Mikul Shah & Muthoni Maingi.

The voting phase of the Kenyan Blog Awards was opened on March 3rd 2016 where the Kenyan public got to vote for their favourite Kenyan blogs. It then closed on 1st May 2016.

The BAKE Awards 2016 sponsors included Safaricom, Xpose, EatOut, Samsung, Coca-Cola, Intel, Kenya Bankers Association, Uber and Mett?.

Among the winners this year are lifeinmombasa.com which won in the County Category thereby becoming the first blog from Mombasa to ever win in the competition. Other newcomers include: couchhealthandfitness.wordpress.com (health), kaluhiskitchen.com (food) and ernestwamboye.blogspot.com (Religious/spirituality).

Brian Mungei from Safaricom awarding lifeinmombasa

Brian Mungei from Safaricom awarding lifeinmombasa

 

Below is the full list of winners.

  1. Best Technology Blog

Techweez.com

Prizes: Galaxy A5 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime, Intel Laptop bag, Samsung Gear VR and Mett? membership.

  1. Best Photography Blog

Benkiruthi.com/blog3

Prizes: Galaxy A5 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

  1. Best Creative Writing Blog

Bikozulu.co.ke

Prizes: Samsung J7 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

  1. Best Business Blog

Bizna.co.ke

Prizes: Samsung Galaxy J7 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime, Samsung Gear VR and Mett? membership.

  1. Best Food Blog

Kaluhiskitchen.com

Prize: Dinner for two at Tatu Restaurant at Fairmont, the Norfolk, two round trip tickets to Mombasa on Jambo Jet, Huawei GR5 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR.

  1. Best Environmental/Agricultural Blog

Farmerstrend.co.ke

Prizes: Samsung Galaxy J7 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

  1. Best Fashion/Beauty/Hair/Style Blog

Luciamusau.com

Prizes: Samsung Galaxy J7 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

  1. Best Politics Blog

Info.mzalendo.com

Prizes: Samsung Galaxy J7 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

  1. Best New Blog

Theycallmedaktari.com

Prizes: Samsung Galaxy J7 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

  1. Best Corporate Blog

Ihub.co.ke/blog

(No prize for corporate category)

  1. Best Topical Blog

Mummytales.com

Prizes: Samsung Galaxy J7 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime, Samsung Gear VR and Mett? membership.

  1. Best Sports Blog

Futaa.com

Prizes: Samsung Galaxy A5 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

  1. Best Entertainment/Lifestyle Blog

Ghafla.co.ke

Prizes: Samsung Galaxy A5 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

  1. Best Education Blog

Creativesacademy.wordpress.com

Prizes: Huawei GR5 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

  1. Best Travel Blog

Safari254.com

Prizes: Prizes: Samsung Galaxy A5 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

  1. Best Health Blog

Couchhealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Prizes: Samsung J7 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

  1. Best County Blog

Lifeinmombasa.com

Prizes: Huawei GR5 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

  1. Best Religious or Spirituality Blog

Ernestwamboye.blogspot.com

Prizes: Huawei GR5 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

  1. Kenyan Blog of the Year

Bikozulu.co.ke

Prizes: Huawei Mediapad 10 Tablet, 10,000 Safaricom Airtime, Samsung gear VR and Mett? membership.

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