The African Blogger Awards are the first program that measures online and social influencers’ reach and influence through analytical data. This provides the opportunity for influencers to be measured objectively against their peers based on their reach, resonance, and relevance.

Entries to the 2015 African Blogger Awards are now open to bloggers, Instagrammers, Tweeters, Facebookers and YouTubers across Africa. And categories include Advice, Fashion and Beauty, Events and Nightlife, Education, Sports, Political, Technology and Gadgets, Youth Culture and many others.

“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”, says Mike Sharman, co-founder of the African Blogger Awards.

To enter is absolutely free, however entrants are required to register their blog, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube profile (or a combination) on - a platform designed to quantify the reach, resonance and relevance of these users with over 1000 active, legitimate followers.

The Awards also give brands and the marketing industry an objective measurement of the most relevant online and social influencers to include in their campaigns, making sure that they achieve the greatest possible impact for their marketing spend.

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.

All bloggers, Instagrammers, Tweeters, Facebookers and YouTubers who are permanent residents of any African country are eligible to enter the African Blogger Awards. While, Winners in each category will receive a web banner announcing their achievement that can be personally leveraged through their social networks and a commemorative trophy.

Register for the awards by clicking here, and note that entries closes on April 9, at midnight GMT+2, and results will be announced on May 5, via the competition’s Twitter profile, @African_Blogger, from 11h00 GMT+2.

Entries for The 2015 African Blogger Awards now Open