Some of the BAKE Awards 2016 winners - L to R, Dr. Claire Kinuthia (theycallmedaktari.com), Maryann Waweru (mummytales.com), Rachael Muthoni (safari254.com), Diana Kaluhi (kaluhiskitchen.com), Lucia Musau (luciamusau.com

Some of the BAKE Awards 2016 winners – L to R, Dr. Claire Kinuthia (theycallmedaktari.com), Maryann Waweru (mummytales.com), Rachael Muthoni (safari254.com), Diana Kaluhi (kaluhiskitchen.com) and Lucia Musau (luciamusau.com

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 East Africa, Coca-Cola, Intel, Kenya Bankers Association, Uber and Mett?.

Among the winners this year was 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).

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.

2. Best Photography Blog

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

3. Best Creative Writing Blog

bikozulu.co.ke – Winner – 4032 votes
Prizes: Samsung J7 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

4. Best Business Blog

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

5. Best Food Blog

kaluhiskitchen.com
Prizes: 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.

6. Best Environmental/Agricultural Blog

farmerstrend.co.ke
Prizes: Samsung Galaxy J7 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

7. Best Fashion/Beauty/Hair/Style Blog

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

8. Best Politics Blog

info.mzalendo.com
Prizes: Samsung Galaxy J7 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

9. Best New Blog

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

10. Best Corporate Blog

ihub.co.ke/blog
(No prize for corporate category)

11. Best Topical Blog

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

12. Best Sports Blog

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

13. Best Entertainment/Lifestyle Blog

ghafla.co.ke
Prizes: Samsung Galaxy A5 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

14. Best Education Blog

creativesacademy.wordpress.com
Prizes: Huawei GR5 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

15. Best Travel Blog

safari254.com
Prizes: Samsung Galaxy A5 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

16. Best Health Blog

couchhealthandfitness.wordpress.com
Prizes: Samsung J7 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

17. Best County Blog

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

18. Best Religious or Spirituality Blog

ernestwamboye.blogspot.com
Prizes: Huawei GR5 Phone, 5,000 Safaricom Airtime and Samsung Gear VR

19. Kenyan Blog of the Year

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