DMBLGIT September 2009: The Winners!

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A great big THANK YOU to all of you who participated in this month’s Does My Blog Look Good In This? food photography contest. I was in awe of some truly incredible photographs that passed through my inbox and made me want to lick my computer screen. We had a total of 58 entries come in from all around the world. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the online gallery yet, be sure to head on over and take a gander – magnificent photos await you!

Another huge thank you to the judges that helped me with the daunting task of scoring these photos:

♦  Shari of Whisk: A Food Blog
♦  Megan of Tres Jolie Studios
♦  Pille of Nami-Nami
♦  Vera of Baking Obsession

As a review, the photos were judged in three categories: Edibility, Originality, and Aesthetics. There are three overall winners, which had the highest scores across all categories. Let’s get to the winners!


Overall First Place
(the picture that scored the highest total combined score across all three categories) goes to:

Caramelized Tomato Tart @ zested by Liz

Caramelized Tomato Tart by Liz of Zested from Brooklyn, New York with a 5D Mark II


Overall Second Place
goes to:

Chocolate Dobos Torte @ PastryPal by Irina

Chocolate Dobos Torte by Irina of Pastry Pal from New York, NY with a Sony 350


Overall Third Place
goes to:

Creme Brulee au Sirop de Fleurs de Sureau @ delimoon by verO

Creme Brulee by verO of Delimoon from Switzerland with a Canon 350D



Part 2 – Edibility, Originality, and Aesthetics Category: Each picture was scored in three categories: edibility, originality and aesthetics. The photo receiving the highest total score in each of those categories, excluding the three overall winners, is the specific category winner.

Winner Edibility Category: It’s a TIE!

Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cake @ Lemonpi by Y

Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cake by Y of Lemonpi from Sydney, Australia with a Nikon D40


Flourless Chocolate & Hazelnut Cake @ Citrus and Candy by Karen


Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake by Karen of Citrus and Candy from Sydney, Australia with a Canon EOS 1000D


Winner Originality Category:

Sea Shells and salt

Sea Salt by Nancy of Spicie Foodie from Central Europe with a Pentax K10D


Winner Aesthetics Category:

Garlic @ Food is Love by Sefa

Garlic by Sefa of Food is Love from Bremen, Germany with a Canon EOS 400D, EF 50mm f/1.8

I was able to select a Host’s Award for a photo that did not receive an overall or category award, but that stood out to me. This photo seemed to jump off my screen at me and it was one that remained vivid in my mind even as tons of others rolled in. For one last fling with summer, I bring you the bright and totally delicious-looking host award…

Winner: Host Award

Blueberry Gelato @ eCurry by Soma

Blueberry Gelato by Soma of eCurry from Texas with a Konica Minolta Dimage A200

Congratulations to all of the winners, and thank you once again to everyone who participated! Stay tuned for next month’s edition, which is being hosted by Astrid from Paulchen’s Foodblog.

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