The third annual South African based, African Bloggers Awards competition opened for entries in Mid-February and is ongoing. The competition has announced three new categories for Social and Digital Influencers across the African Continent.
These new categories, opened in association with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, aim to raise awareness of social issues that affect the continent. They are:
•Women and Girls’ Empowerment
•Social Issues & Active Citizenship
The three new categories will raise awareness of bloggers, YouTubers, Instagrammers, Facebook and Twitter account holders who are passionate about reporting stories about women and girls’ empowerment, public health and social issues. For the first time, they have the opportunity to gain recognition for the essential work they do in highlighting important issues.
The African Blogger Awards aims to acknowledge talented African Bloggers, Tweeters, YouTubers, Facebookers, and Instagrammers. One is eligible to enter the awards as long as they are permanent residents of any African country.
Previous Kenyan winners include Niaje.com, Actors.co.ke, Curvy Chronicles, PikaChakula, Kenya Weddings and Xtiandela.
You can submit your entry in up to two of the following categories:
•Top Blog in Africa
•Top YouTube Channel in Africa
•Top Instagrammer in Africa
•Top Facebook Profile in Africa
•Top Twitter Personality in Africa
•Advice and parenting
•Hobbies and DIY
•Technology and Gadgets
•Arts and Culture
•Fashion and Beauty
•Women and girls’ empowerment
•Social Issues and Active Citizenship
•Specific to Country
•Business, Finance and Entrepreneurship
•Food and Drink
•Marketing, Media and Brand
Entries for the awards close on 19th April 2016 at midnight GMT+2, and results will be announced on 3rd June 2016 via the competition’s Twitter handle, @African_Blogger, from 11h00 GMT+2 in an online ceremony.
Visit the African Blogger Awards website to submit your entries, for more information and to check out the list of previous Awards winners.