BAKE Awards are back. The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) has announced the launch of the BAKE Awards 2021.
The annual blogging competition, which is in its 9th year, celebrates and awards exceptional bloggers in each category. Last year, the competition was unfortunately postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and eventually didn’t take place.
This year, the BAKE Awards 2021 will begin on, September 14th 2021.
Submissions will be accepted in the various categories with judges deciding on the best 5 nominees from the submitted blogs and which will then be availed for voting by the public. Winners will be awarded at a virtual gala event in December.
The timeline this year is as follows:
Submissions phase –14th September – 20th October 2021
Judging phase – 21st October -1st November 2021
Online voting – 2nd November – 10th December 2021
Virtual Winners’ Gala event – 17th December 2021
In 2019, the competition saw more than 10,000 blogs being submitted and 800,000 votes being recorded. Women dominated the awards, winning in 15 out of 23 categories.
Submissions will be accepted in 23 categories and a blog can only be submitted in one category that it fits best. There is an exception, however, for new blogs (blogs set up in January 2019 onward) which can be submitted in the New Blog category and in another category in which they fit. The rule that makes three-time (or more) winners in the awards ineligible to compete, still stands.
To submit blogs into the BAKE Awards 2021, bloggers and their fans should visit bakeawards.co.ke/submit.