November 7, 2010

Announcing Does My Blog Look Good in This (DMBLGiT)?

It is my pleasure to host “Does My Blog Look Good in This?" this month. Considered by some as the “grandest food porn event on the web”, DMBLGiT was started in 2005 by Andrew of SpitoonExtra.
It is a monthly food (and drink) photography event open to all bloggers who have posted a food photograph on their blogs. Photographs are submitted from blog posts of the previous months and these are judged, scored and the winners are selected in each of three categories (edibility, aesthetics, and originality). There will also be three overall winners.

Before I list out what you need to do to be a part of DMBLGiT, I would like to introduce you all to my panel of judges for this month. Not only are they accomplished food bloggers, they’re also excellent photographers, and not just of food.
I’m happy they could be here to judge this month’s submissions.

Meet The Judges:

Arfi Binstead

Arfi is an Indonesian born New Zealander and a home schooling mom of 3 who cooks, bakes and gardens. You can find her at Homemades, where she shares her passion for cooking, baking from scratch, preserving and cake decorating. She also bakes gluten-free and her cooking centres on homegrown fruits, veggies, and nuts.
She also founded KBB, an online group of Indonesian daring bakers. She says that photography is the window to her heart, and has won recognition for her food photographs.

Giulia Scarpaleggia

Giulia has lived in the Tuscan countryside since birth. She loves traveling, discovering new countries and new cultures through its people and culinary traditions.
Her blog, Juls' Kitchen reflects her Tuscan roots and her discovery of the rest of the world. Her photography aims to reproduce a rustic and simply lifestyle, made of cosy and comfortable meals which are deeply rooted in her family traditions.

Simone van den Berg

Simone who lives in the Netherlands, has always loved cooking and baking and blogs at Junglefrog Cooking. She also loves reading and discovering foodblogs and the amazing photography on many of them.
A professional photographer, she started blogging and food photography about two years back. She enjoys photography so much that she’s glad she took the then “scary” decision to go professional with it.

Susan Wolfe

Susan who blogs at The Well Seasoned Cook, is also the creator of the popular event, My Legume Love Affair and lives in the New York City area.
She is a freelance photographer, writer and enjoys being a “kitchen magician” while indulging in her long-standing, self-taught expertise in cooking and baking. Having left the white-collar world of business she now spends time on her loves of creative writing and photography.

And The Rules:

First, the general DMBLGiT rules which are as follows-

Only one food/drink photograph may be entered per person.

The photograph must have been taken by you.

The photograph must have been posted on your blog between the 1st and the 31st October, 2010.

The deadline to submit your entry is the 21st November, 2010 midnight, whenever that is in your part of the world.

The above mentioned panel of judges will assess the quality of all of the entries before eventually selecting winners from the pictures. The winners will be selected in the following categories:

Aesthetics: composition, food styling, lighting, focus, etc.

Edibility: Does the photo make us want to take a big bite out of our computer monitor while drooling on our keyboard?

Originality: a photo that makes you stop, look twice, and think "Wow! I never thought of photographing it like that before."

Overall Winner: the photograph that scores the highest when individual scores for Aesthetics, Edibility and Originality are added up.

My announcement post with the winners for this month should be published on the 1st December 2010.

Now the specific details for participating in DMBLGiT-

Draft an e-mail with DMBLGiT as the subject line.

Attach one qualifying food or drink photo, 400 pixels in width. Please ensure your photograph does not have any text or watermarks on it.

In your mail, please include the following details:

Your name

Your blog URL

The title of the image/what it is

The URL of the post where the photo first appeared

The camera and lens you used

Then send the email to me at
Please note that by submitting a photo, entrants agree to their photo being redisplayed and altered in size on the host's page and on the SpittoonExtra DMBLGiT page.

I have created a gallery in Picasa where I will be adding your photos as I receive them. If you do not receive an acknowledgment from me within 72 hours, please leave a message in the comments section of this post.

If you would like any further clarification or have any questions, please feel free to write to me. Looking forward to your participation and seeing your food photographs.

If you would like to host a future edition of DMBLGiT (and I hope you will), please do write to Andrew.
Looking forward to your participation.


Shabs.. said...

I am in definitely!I looooove photography events and this one sounds just amazing!Have been looking aorund for one and this one is just in time!I am so Looking forward to it....discovered some wonderful blogs as well...Thanks aparna!

Happy Cook said...

Will see if i have some good pic, normally i never take part in these events.
Have fun in hosting.

Soma said...

just mailed you mine.