Saturday, May 7, 2011

Announcing DMBLGiT (Does My Blog Look Good in This) May 2011

I'm excited to announce that I will be hosting the May edition of DMBLGiT (Does My Blog Look Good in This). A popular food photography contest that was started by Andrew of Spittoon Extra.

Andrew and many others call it "the grandest food porn event available" on the web! Its a photography contest open to all bloggers who have a photo of food or drink posted on their blogs and every month a blogger hosts the contest. I've been submitting my food photos to the contest and was lucky to win a couple. So if you have a food or drink (or both together!) photo that you posted on your blog last month and you think its gorgeous, just send it to me and enter the contest. A group of five judges (including me) will score the photographs based on three categories - edibility, aesthetics and originality. A total of 6 winners will be announced next month.

To check out last month's entries and winners please visit lovely Rose's blog Magpies Recipes.

General DMBLGiT 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 between April 1 through 30, 2011.
  • The deadline to submit your entry is May 20, 2011 at midnight, whenever that is in your part of the world.
Scoring:
A panel of 5 judges, to be introduced later this month, will choose 6 winners based on the following criteria:
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.” Three overall winners will be selected plus one in each of the 3 categories. As host I have the privilege of choosing one photo that I think stands out, but wasn’t chosen as a winner. My post announcing the winners for this month will be published by June 1, 2011.
 
How to Enter DMBLGiT:
Send an e-mail with "DMBLGiT Entry" as the subject line to me at indiansimmer [at] gmail [dot] com. In your email, please include:
  • An attachment of a single qualifying food or drink photo you'd like to enter. It should be without text or watermark and no more than 500 pixels in width.
  • Your name
  • Your blog URL
  • The title of the image/what it is
  • The URL of the post containing the photograph
  • The camera and lens you used
Photographs will be loaded into this Picasa gallery as I receive them. If you don't get an acknowledgment from me within 72 hours of sending your entry, please leave a message in the comments section of this post, drop a message on my Facebook page or catch me on Twitter. By submitting a photo, entrants agree to their photo being redisplayed and altered in size on the host’s page and on the Spittoon Extra DMBLGiT page.

If you have any questions about this month's event, please feel free to email me. Anyone with interest in hosting a future edition of DMBLGiT should email Andrew with "DMBLGiT Host" as the subject. So what are you waiting for? Dig into your lovely blog and send in your best photo to indiansimmer [at] gmail [dot] com. Also don't forget to enter the giveaway on at Indian Simmer till 10th May.

25 comments:

  1. Awesome! Impossible to "compete" against the stunning photographers who take part in the contest...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. Rosa you are kidding right? If u send a photo then I'm sure judges are gonna have a very tough time!!

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  3. I am going to send my entry soon, prerna...

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  4. Thanks for the kind words! I never dared to participate as I feel that I have no place in that contest.... ;-P

    Does it have to be a dish or can it be a picture of something else edible (veggies for ex.)?

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  5. Rosa, you can send a photo of anything edible from any of your posts from the month of April.

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  6. Every time I'm considering participating in this event, I end up with a thought in my head "I don't have any great or at least suitable photo". But now I think I have. And more than one. I think I'm in the game this time :)

    Thanks for hosting this month's challenge, Prerna.

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  7. This sounds like fun! Let me see what I've got...

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  8. This is so neat! Maybe I'll submit one.

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  9. Ohh how fun - i will send you something!! Congrats on hosting!

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  10. In past contests we were allowed to have a watermark on the photo - does this change from host to host??

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  11. Hi I just submitted my photo. Thanks for hosting, it's such a neat idea. I am retweeting it :-)

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  12. Hi Kathryn,
    As a host I'd like photos without a watermark but if you prefer to send one with a watermark instead then feel free to do so.

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  13. Just sent my entry. Thanks for hosting.

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  14. Hi! I sent my entry for DMBLGiT last week on May 12, but I'm still not seeing it in the picasa gallery. It was for Instant Chocolate Cinnamon Cake Batter. Would you like me to send it again? Thanks!

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  15. Hi Aubrey,

    I don't think I got that email. Can you please send it again? I am sorry!

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  16. Hi Prerna! I sent you my entry yesterday! :-)
    Kisses
    Ago

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  17. Hi, I sent my entry in on Sun, but did not get confirmation yet. It was a sliced steak dish.

    Thanks, Kay Ecker

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  18. Ago, I think I have submitted your entry to the gallery.
    Kecker- Can you please resend it because I can't see it in my mailbox.

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  19. I did it! I submitted a photo to your e-mail ;)

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  20. Thanks for the mention Prerna! I had a blast hosting last month and kind of miss it now :/ Have fun! It is a coincidence that we both managed to be hosting the month we are also shifting house!

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  21. Hi Prerna... I just submitted my entry...:)

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  22. Hi Prerna... I sent my entry 4 days ago, but I don't see my photo in the gallery. Could you check your 'spam' folder? Thanks.

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  23. Goodness, what an incredible selection - some super talented people out there!

    Many thanks for hosting and hope you enjoyed it.

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  24. i like this and i like india also it is not a bad country. it is one of the best country and the historical place of this world. so i want to tell you that write more about this country.

    Good food and drinks of my world
    Wonder of my world

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