Does My Blog Look Good In This? September 2009 Edition

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I am thrilled to announce that I am hosting the September 2009 edition of DMBLGIT, the monthly food photography event administered by Andrew of Spittoon Extra, and that has been referred to as “the grandest foodporn event available” on the web. 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. 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 Rules

♦  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 during August of 2009.
♦  The photograph must be text-free.
♦  The deadline to submit your entry is September 20, 2009 at 11:59pm EST (U.S.).

The Judging

Photographs are reviewed by a panel of judges, who score them in three categories: edibility, aesthetics, and originality. The host then compiles the scores to determine the winners. The specific things the judges will be looking for are as follows:

♦  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.
♦  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 for a total of six different pictures for the winners. I will be announcing the judges in a separate post, so stay tuned to find out who will be judging your photos!

How to Participate

Send an email to with ‘DMBLGIT’ as the subject. Please include the following:

♦  Your name
♦  Your blog’s name and URL
♦  Your photograph’s title
♦  The URL of the post containing your photograph
♦  Type of camera used, and lens if applicable
♦  Your location
♦  Attach the qualifying photo to the email, in jpeg format and no more than 500 pixels in width
♦  By submitting a photo, entrants agree to their picture being redisplayed and altered in size on the host’s page and on the SpittoonExtra DMBLGIT page.

The Online Gallery

All submissions will be posted to the DMBLGIT September 2009 Edition gallery, which will be updated as I receive entries.

PLEASE NOTE: I am currently on vacation and will not be updating the gallery until I return on Monday, September 14th so please don’t panic if you don’t see your entry uploaded right away.

The online gallery is now live and can be viewed here.

I look forward to seeing all of the entries – may the best pic win! :)


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