The African Blogger Awards first launched last year as a programme to measure and reward online influencers based on reach, resonance, and relevance through data analysis. This provided the opportunity for influencers to be measured objectively against their peers and not by votes or nominations.
As of today, the 2015 awards are open for entry! Co-founder of the African Blogger Awards, Mike Sharman says, “The inaugural African Blogger Awards set the benchmark for the discovery of truly exceptional, African publishers and their unique story telling approach. We are ecstatic about the potential publishers that we will be exposed to, during this year’s competition.”
All bloggers, Instagrammers, Tweeters, Facebookers and YouTubers who are permanent residents of any African country are eligible to enter the African Blogger Awards. In 2014 the ABA received 520 entries from 26 countries. The anticipation for this year is close to 800.
If you’d like to enter this year, you can sign up here with your blog, Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube account. Categories include Advice, Fashion and Beauty, Events and Nightlife, Education, Sports, Political, Technology and Gadgets, and many others.
Entries are free, but entrants are required to register their blog, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube profile (or a combination thereof) on Webfluential.com – a platform designed to quantify the reach, resonance and relevance of these users with over 1000 active, legitimate followers.
This year’s winners will be based on the latest analytical metrics, so even if you entered last year, you’ll need to re-enter this year to qualify. Entries for the awards close on 9 April at midnight GMT+2, and results will be announced in May via the competition’s Twitter profile, @African_Blogger, from 11h00 GMT+2.