The African Blogger Awards aims to acknowledge the top African talent in the world of social media influencers, bloggers, YouTubers and Instagrammers. These awards provide an opportunity to the most successful online influencers in Africa to be recognised for their hard work in growing and keeping their communities active and engaged.
The award aim is to broaden the industry for bloggers in Africa and allow brands to see the value in blogging as a marketing platform.
The Awards have been divided into 36 categories, providing the opportunity for influencers on these platforms to be measured objectively against their peers, and duly recognised for their achievements.
Categories are diverse, and include sectors such as Advice, Fashion and Beauty, Events and Nightlife, Education, Sports, Political, Technology and Gadgets, and Youth Culture among others.
This is how the African Blogger Awards works:
- Entrants need to enter their blog or social account HERE in order to qualify for the awards (ensuring that social platforms and analytics are correctly linked to Webfluential so that judging can commence). Please note: All site statistics and information will at no point be shared or open to the public. The platform also offers a full SSL certificate which protects all the data which is fully encrypted. We merely use this tool to measure one blog against another.
- The team behind the African Blogger Awards will verify each and every entry, making sure that the content is relevant to the category it’s entered into.
- Entrants continue posting to their social channels so that the analytics are authentic.
- There is no requirement for requesting votes from followers. The Webfluential algorithm will measure blogs traffic, engagement and compare it to others in the same category.
- The winners will be announced on the 14th of April 2014. Each winner will receive a web banner for boasting rights on their blog, a trophy that will be couriered and possible additional sponsored prizes.
- An overall award for Africa’s Top blogger, Top Instagrammer and Top YouTuber will be announced on the 18th of April 2014. This will be decided based on the most successful analytics.
- The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
There is no cost to enter, but entrants are required to register their blog, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube profile HERE , Bloggers, Instagrammers, Tweeters and YouTubers who are permanent residents of any African country are eligible to enter the African Blogger Awards.
Entries for the awards close on 9 March 2014 at midnight GMT+2, and results will be announced on 16 April 2014 via the competition’s Twitter profile, @African_Blogger, from 11h00 GMT+2. Overall awards for Africa’s Top Blogger, Top Instagrammer, Top Tweeter and Top YouTuber will be announced on 18 April 2014 at a celebration hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Winners in each category will receive a web banner announcing their achievement that can be personally-leveraged through their social network and a commemorative trophy and possible additional sponsored prizes.