Wednesday, June 2, 2010

DMBLGIT June 2010 Announcement - the 5th year anniversary!

Do not forget to enter the giveaway on this blog open till 17-July. Link available here!
Not many months ago, I had the pleasure of hosting the event - Does My blog look good in this - or DMBLGIT. DMBLGIT is a monthly food photography event wherein people submit their best food photos and a team of judges picks out the best of them on the basis of edibility, originality and aesthetics. I have been a fan of the event, and have been following it for many months now. But when I saw that the event is struggling to survive because of a lack of hosts, I figured I should host it again - it was fun the last time anyway!
So people, I need your help. Andrew of Spittoon and Spittoon Extra- and also the administrator of the event has been seeing a decline in entries each month. Coupled with a lack of hosts, the event would die out! So I'd request you to send in your entries and also spread the word so the 5th anniversary is a success!

MEET THE JUDGES

Below are the judges for the event.
All of the below judges have some of the most amazing blogs and I love to go back to their websites for new posts. Go check them all out - I'm sure you'll love to subscribe to them!

  • Kris of Bake in Paris(although it is written out of Thailand :-) ) - Winner of the DMBLGIT many times, Kris's blog has some of the most beautiful food photography I have seen.
  • Meeta of Whats for Lunch Honey. The very versatile Meeta who writes this blog from Germany always has me visiting her blog for more. She has multiple feathers in her cap and several mentions of one of the best food blogs in various print and web publications. She is also a speaker at the FBC -2010(Food Blogger Connect) in London this month.
  • Tania of Dulcis in Furno. What can I say - Her blog has an almost ethereal quality about it! The pictures are beautiful and calming. She is based in italy and writes her posts in both Italian and English.
  • Yours truly
  • Veronique of www.delimoon.com

Now having hosted the event in february this year, it would feel like Ground Hog day to me - but well, below are some of the rules to enter

RULES


Here is what you need to do to enter.

1)Send a photo that has appeared on your blog during May 2010. The photo should be food and/or drink related.
2)Your photo must be text-free, please.
3)Only one entry per person.
4)The photograph must have been taken by you (copyright is allowed).
5)Deadline for submissions : June 20, 2010.

Send your entry to snacksgiving[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.

JUDGING

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.

GALLERY

Every photo entry will be compiled on DMBLGIT June 2010 photo album.
The gallery is updated here - DMBLGIT June 2010 Gallery
Well? What are you waiting for? Come on, send me your gorgeous photo entry. And thanks so much for your participation!

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26 comments:

  1. hey dear count me in....wil send it across soon....can i send more than 1 photo..

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  2. Hey! Is it necessary that the photos has to be from one of my "May" posts?? I have a few drafts lying around that I havn't been able to post yet...Could I use any of those??

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  3. Have been thinking to send for this event since long...atleast this month should make it!

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  4. You're right; it's been forever that I last entered so I just send in my entry for this month!

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  5. @Ambika Yes it should be posted in May. This is just to be fair to everyone who participates :)

    @Sharmilee, @junglefrog : Thank you - I'll look forward to your entries

    @Sanyukta - I received your entry. Thanks for sending it across!

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  6. congrats on your giveaway so exciting I am now a follower thanks for following me and stopping by my blog.

    good luck to everyone!!!

    http://iwouldsorockthis.blogspot.com/

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  7. does "text free" mean that my signature line "chennette.net" which is always to the bottom of the photo won't be accepted? It's been along time since I have entered.

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  8. @Chennette Yes, the photo should not have the signature either.

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  9. I sent in my entry yesterday. Hope you received it! Also is there some place I can go see all the other entries as well?

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  10. @Superchef : Yes I did. The gallery will be up soon. I'll update the post with the link where you can see all the submissions.

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  11. fabulous thanks for sharing x

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  12. I have updated your event in the Events & Round up page. What a fantastic space you have and most fitting that this event be held here...will surely see if I can send in something..

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  13. Lovely theme and event ..Sure will send it soon.

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  14. Hi
    I have sent in an entry, lovely theme and event

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  15. I have sent in my entry have u received it? Can you please confirm?

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  16. Have just sent you a picture. Pls let me know if you have got it. Thanks.

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  17. I've never entered DMBLGIT yet so it's time to change it! Just sent you my photo! Thank you for hosting this event!

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  18. Just sent you my photo...
    Thanks !!!!!!
    Cristina

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  19. Have sent you a picture!Let me know if you have got it, please.
    Thanks :)

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  20. Hi, Sent my entry to you hope you have rececived it.

    Thanks:)

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  21. Hi!
    Yesterday I sent you my photo!
    I hope you receveid it!
    Thank you so much :-)
    Ago

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  22. Hi Nidhi!
    Yesterday I've sent you a smaller photo ;-)
    Kisses
    Ago

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  23. Yesterday I sent my photo hope you received it.

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  24. Sent you a photo on June 20. Hope you get it.

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  25. All the entries are in and I am loving them! So many creative images. Thank you all for all your work.

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