Who are the Bake Awards Kenya 2018 Nominees?

After days of waiting for the list of nominees for this year BAKE Awards (Bloggers Association of Kenya), on Wednesday, the association released the names to the public and voting began immediately.

BAKE Awards is an annual event that was set up in 2012 to recognize and award “exceptional Kenyan bloggers in different categories every year.”

In 2018, the Awards consisted of 23 categories with five blogs being selected for each category. The process started with submissions of blogs between January and early March followed by judging phase in late March 2018.

In the next one month, the public will be voting online for the best blog in each category and the winner will announce in early May 2018.

List of judges for BAKE Awards 2018

  • Ahmed Salim – General Manager Qube Ltd
  • Sam Wakoba – CEO and Author Techmoran
  • Muthoni Maingi – Head of Digital Campaigns Oxfam International
  • Josephine Mwangi – Head of Communication Nailab Ltd
  • Mbugua Njihia – CEO Symbiotic Media
  • Martin Muli – CEO and Founder Eyeballs Marketing
  • Samuel Majani – Founder and CEO Ghafla
  • Samuel Mbugua – Business Development Manager Node Africa Limited
  • Dr. Martin Mburu – Assistant Professor of English USIU-Africa
  • Maina Njuguna – Kilifi based Conservationist

List of 2018 BAKE Awards nominees in Kenya

Below are Bilichi’s pick for Bake Awards top ten blog categories and nominees for the year 2018.If any of them inspires you, vote for them and spread the love.

#1 Best Technology Blog

Techish Kenya
Android Kenya
Tech Guy Kenya
Incubate Africa

Bilichi’s Pick is Tech Guy Kenya

#2 Best Photography Blog

K63 Studio
Tatiana Karanja
Mentalyst Kenya
Antony Trivet
Peter Size 10

Bilichi’s Pick is Antony Trivet

#3 Best Creative Writing Blog

Medrine Kenya
Dennis Peters
James Murua
Cate Mukei

Bilichi’s Pick is Magunga

#4 Best Business Blog

Her Business
Kenyan Wallstreet
Business Today
Lydia Kamau Biz Hub
Bizna Kenya

Bilichi’s Pick is Bizna Kenya

#5 Best Topical Blog

Mummy Tales
Meet Rendy
Goodlife Kenya
Kenya Employment Law

Bilichi’s Pick is Owaahh

#6 Best Travel Blog

Bonita on Safari
The Kenyan Camper
D Nomadz
Viola Yasmine Adventures

Bilichi’s Pick is Bonita on Safari

#7  Best Video Blog (Vlog)

Sheila Ndinda  – “youtube.com/UCcGi7m9WFSmrLS8zyqDRANA”
Over Twenty Five – “youtube.com/channel/UChKyC8GgChB5_JEW7p8nkFA”
Nancie Mwai – “youtube.com/user/Nanciellah”
This is Ess – “youtube.com/user/ThisIsEss”
Mwalimu Rachel TV – “youtube.com/channel/UCWQlq5ckw5dN5ZvPNsggN2w”

Bilichi’s Pick is Nancie Mwai – “youtube.com/user/Nanciellah”

#8 Best County Blog

Amazing Kisumu
Life in Mombasa
Eldoret Leo
North rift Mirror

Bilichi’s Pick is Amazing Kisumu

#9 Best Lifestyle Blog

Kenyan Story
Lil Miss Belle
Mwende Ngao
Wacha Nikwambie

Bilichi’s Pick is Wacha Nikwambie

#10 Kenyan Blog of the Year

Bonita on Safari
Graduate Farmer
Mum Enough
Farmers Trend

Bilichi’s Pick is Farmers Trend

Other Blog Categories and Nominees for the Bake Kenya Awards

#11 Best Environmental Blog

Conservation at heart
I am justice for wildlife
Kelvins wild chronicles
Liz Mazingira

#12 Best Fashions and Style Blog

Liz Madowo
It girl
Kagendo Beatrice
The Fashion Mobster
Lucia Musau

#13 Best Agricultural Blog

Farmers trend
Kenyan vet
Graduate farmer
Top farmer
The organic farmer

#14 Best New Blog

Fit healthy talk
New afropolitan
Mum enough
Kalekye health

#15 Best Corporate Blog

Brighter Monday
Pesa check
Tufilamu pictures
Pawa 254

#16 Best Food Blog

Kaluhis kitchen
A foodies collective
This Kenyan vegan
Kula nini

#17 Best Sports Blog

Raga House

#18 Best Entertainment Blog

For lack of a better sound
Buzz central
Dark sales
Heavy and the beast
La music junkie

#19 Best Education Blog

Magazine Kampo Zone
Legal Scholar Site
Magazine Reel
The Discovery Center
Teachers Notice Board

#20 Best Public Health Blog

Health Kenya
Siha Yako
Lheritier Blog
Afya Smile Kenya

#21 Best Religious or Spirituality Blog

Paulie Mugo
Karwirwa Laura
The Relationship Mirror
Our Marriage Chronicles
Elegantly Trendy

#22 Best Beauty and Hair Blog

Craving Yellow
Kurly Kichana
Just Margie
Olivia Akumu
Just Nimu

#23 Best Social Issues and Active Citizenship Blog

The Elephant
Kituo Cha Sheria
Maundu Ville
Wandia Njoya
Ghetto Tales

The 2018 BAKE Kenya Blog Awards timelines

  • Submission phase – January 11th to March 6th, 2018
  • Judging and nomination phase – March 7th to April 4th, 2018
  • Voting phase – April 4th to April 30th, 2018
  • Winner announcement and awarding Gala – May 12th, 2018

How to vote for your favorite blog in BAKE Awards 2018

  1. Go to Bake Awards Voting page
  2. Enter your Name, Email and Mobile number in use
  3. Select your favorite blog by click on the adjacent radio button
  4. Confirm that you are human by answering a simple mathematical sum
  5. Click Submit
  6. Enter the confirmation code sent to your mobile phone via SMS
  7. Wait for your best blog in Kenya to win or lose!

Remember: voting is limited to only one vote per person.