The fifth edition of the Kenyan Blog Awards 2016, saw bloggers recognized for their hard work and quality posts.
The edition, whose main sponsor was Safaricom saw 4,899 blogs being submitted into the competition. The number was threefold what was submitted in the previous year, indicating a growth in interest in the awards, organized by the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE).
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.
In this edition, while few blogs were repeat winners, the majority were not, at least not to have won in consecutive years. In addition, more women also won.
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).
This year, BAKE also published what each blogger won, the number of votes they garnered and what their competitors also received. This is a further step towards boosting transparency.
Find a full list of the winners here