DMBLGIT March 2009

March 5, 2009 in DMBLGIT, photography


Its that time again for me to participate in the Does My Blog Look Good In This (DMBLGIT) contest!

The last time I ran it, wow, the world was a simpler place: we all walked 10 miles to and from school, up hill both ways, through 5 feet of snow, there was world peace, and the atom had not been split yet.

Ok, well, it feels that way at least.

What is this DMBLGIT contest, you may be asking. Good question! I will let Andrew Barrow, meta-adminitrator of this contest, explain in his own words:

Does My Blog Look Good In This (DMBLGIT) is a monthly food photography event, called by some as “the grandest foodporn event available” on the web. It is open to all bloggers who have posted a photograph with a food or drink connection. Each monthly round is hosted by a different blogger. Food bloggers submit their best photos from posts they completed during the previous month which are then judged and scored. Winners are made covering three categories (edibility, aesthetics, and originality) plus three overall winners.

Each month, a new contest starts, hosted on a different food blogger’s site.

The delicious image you see below is the winner for the February edition of DMBLGIT! Doesn’t it look simply fantastic?! You can read all about it at Sefa’s “Food is Love” blog where she announces the winners in the three categories.

I will announce thee judges a bit later this month.

Da Rulz

The Rules to participate the contest:
1. Send a photo that has appeared on your blog during February 2009. The photo should be food and/or drink related. No diptychs allowed.
2. Only one entry per person.
3. The photograph must have been taken by you and must be text free (copyright is allowed).
4. Deadline for submissions : March 20, 2009.

Send your entry to nika dot boyce at gmail dot com with DMBLGIT in the subject line with the following details:
– Your name.
– Your location.
– Your blog’s name and URL.
– The photograph that you wish to enter, of no more than 500 pixels wide.
– Your photograph’s title.
– URL of the post containing the photograph.
– Type of camera used, lens if you wish.

By submitting a photo, you agree to your picture being redisplayed and altered in size on the host’s page and on DMBLGIT page.

The judges will review your entries on the basis of:
– Aesthetics: composition, food styling, lighting, focus, etc.
– Edibility: “Does the photo make us want to dive in and eat the food?”
– Originality: the photograph that catches our attention and makes us want to say wow!, displaying something we might not have seen before.

From these categories, the judges will come up with:
– Overall Winner: top overall scores in all three categories combined.
– There are three overall winners for photographs with the highest point totals in all three categories combined, and one winner in each of the three individual categories.

All submissions can be viewed in this flickr gallery that will be updated as I receive the entries.

I look forward to seeing your images!