This year, we switched over up the BAKE Kenyan Blog Awards a notch greater. We began by including the ‘Best Education Blog site’ group to the currently existing 17 groups. This remained in a quote to include the academic blogs that have actually emerged throughout the year.
Over 1800 blogs were participated in the competition and also over 150,000 ballots were tape-recorded. This was a clear indicator of development in the blogging space, thinking about that in 2014, we had 800 blogs sent as well as over 50,000 votes cast. In 2013, we had 500 entries and in 2012, we had 300 submissions as well as 10,000 ballots.
The gala event was once more held at the Intercontinental Hotel on 2nd May 2015 as well as over 400 individuals went to. The BAKE Awards gala occasion was a large night that was an end result of clever organization and also planning that extended numerous months. It assisted that the event was well participated in primarily by the on-line neighborhood, the offline community in addition to Participants of journalism. It was additionally streamed survive the KTN website.
The honors procedure generally starts in January of each year where viewers submit their preferred blog sites into the honors. Sent blogs are then filteringed system right into groups and handed over to judges that shortlist 5 blogs per category. Judges look at the importance of material, consistency in publishing, language usage, composing design as well as marketing when developing the list.
It is this shortlist of bloggers that is after that released back to the public for voting in the various groups. This year, we had 18 classifications and voting ranged from 2nd March to 30th April.
The ambiance of the venue was lauded as it consisted of among other tourist attractions, a music performance by Makadem. Champions in the numerous categories consisted of Jane Mukami (Best Wellness Blog– janemukami.com), Chandni Solanki (Finest Food Blog– Pikachakula.com), Jackson Biko (Best Imaginative Composing Blog Site– Bikozulu.com) and also Sam Wakoba (Finest Modern Technology Blog– Techmoran.com). The Greatest champion of the evening was Silvia Njoki who landed the award for the very best Fashion Blog site and the prestigious Blog of the year honor for the blog SilviaNjoki.com
One of the judges, Ahmed Salim, expressed optimism in the future of blogging mentioning the large number of blog site submissions as a clear indication of the making power of the blogging sector.
BAKE Chairman, Kennedy Kachwanya observed that the regional on the internet material had improved greatly over the years both in high quality as well as variety.
Our enrollers this year consisted of; Airtel, xpose, Hotel Intercontinental, Kenic, XNews, Coca Cola, Hivos, NIC Bank, Intel, Country Media Group, and Transsion Team. The gala event was a huge success as well as we expect a bigger and also better event in 2016.