The winners of the Kenyan Blog Awards 2016 (BAKE Awards) were announced at a gala event that took place on the evening of 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. This phase closed on 10th February 2016 which saw a whopping 4,899 blogs submitted into the competition. After the judges went through the submissions, they nominated 5 blogs in the 19 categories which were then voted for till the 1st of May 2016.
The BAKE Awards 2016 sponsors included Safaricom, Xpose, EatOut, Samsung, Coca-Cola, Intel, Kenya Bankers Association, Uber and Mettā.
This year saw a record seven women winners receive a BAKE Award. 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 included: couchhealthandfitness.wordpress.com (health), kaluhiskitchen.com (food), bizna.co.ke (Business), farmerstrend.co.ke (agriculture) and ernestwamboye.blogspot.com (Religious/spirituality).
Below is the full list of winners.
- Best Technology Blog
- Best Photography Blog
- Best Creative Writing Blog
- Best Business Blog
- Best Food Blog
- Best Environmental/Agricultural Blog
- Best Fashion/Beauty/Hair/Style Blog
- Best Politics Blog
- Best New Blog
- Best Corporate Blog
- Best Topical Blog
- Best Sports Blog
- Best Entertainment/Lifestyle Blog
- Best Education Blog
- Best Travel Blog
- Best Health Blog
- Best County Blog
- Best Religious or Spirituality Blog
- Kenyan Blog of the Year