Safaricom is once again the title sponsor for the BAKE Awards 2016. They were the title sponsors for the inaugural awards in 2012 at a time when most people did not know what a blogger was let alone what they do. They also extended their sponsorship in 2013 and 2014.
Kennedy Kachwanya, the BAKE chairman had this to say about the sponsorship, “it is great to have Safaricom come on board as this year’s title sponsors. Their support over the years has been unwavering and it is even more significant since this is an organization that understands and appreciates the important role played by content creators and the online space in the advancement of our community.”
This year’s awards kicked off with the launch of the submission phase on 8th January whereby Kenyan online were expected to submit their favorite bloggers for consideration. This phase closed on 10th February after which a group of 5 judges went through the submitted blogs and picked the best 5 in the 19 categories. This year the judges were Mikul Shah, Ahmed Salims, TerryAnne Chebet and Muthoni Maingi.
The voting phase which is currently ongoing will be closing on 1st May. The Kenyan Blog Awards will culminate on the 7th May at the Gala event which will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel where this year’s winners will be crowned. Other sponsors for the awards are EatOut Kenya, Xpose, Samsung and Coca Cola.
Get the details on how to purchase tickets to the event here.