Announcing DMBLGIT – November 2012

by Jenn on November 9, 2012

in Photography

I am happy to announce that I am hosting DMBLGIT (Does My Blog Look Good in This) this month!  I hosted before back in January, but DMBLGIT is in need of hosts, and I’m so excited to announce it again this month and help to continue its awesomeness.  It’s the longest running online food photography contest, dating back to 2005, each month showcasing a wealth of talent from food bloggers all over the web, conceived by Andrew of Spittoon Extra.

The rules are simple – enter your photo by the deadline, and an amazing lineup of judges that I have chosen (who will be revealed later this month) will judge the photos and choose the winners, who will receive pretty shiny badges to put on their site :)

Details below:

Entry Rules:
– Only one food/drink photograph may be entered per person.
– The photograph must have been taken by you.
– The photograph must not have any text or watermarks.
– The photograph must have been posted on your blog between October 1st through October 31st, 2012.
– The deadline to submit your entry is November 20th, 2012 at midnight your local time.

A panel of awesome judges has been chosen, who will decide 6 winners based on the following criteria:

  • Aesthetics: composition, food styling, lighting, focus, etc.
  • Edibility: does the photo make us want to dive right into the food?
  • Originality: a photo that instantly catches our attention and makes us stop to look twice, and exclaim “Wow!”

Three overall winners will be selected plus one each from the 3 categories. Apart from this, one photo that stands out, but wasn’t selected as a winning one will also be chosen by me, the hostess.

To enter DMBLGiT November 2012:
Email me one qualifying food/drink photograph with “DMBLGiT” as the subject line to jenncuisine at
Please remember that your email must include the following information:
– Your name
– Your blog’s name and URL
– The title of your photograph
– The URL of the post containing the photograph
– The camera and lens used by you
– An attachment of a single qualifying food or drink photo you’d like to send as your entry. It should be without any text/watermark and not more than 500 pixels in width

*Please note that by submitting a photo, entrants agree to their photo being redisplayed and altered in size on the host’s page, the below linked picasa album and on the SpittoonExtra DMBLGiT page.

DMBLGiT November 2012 Gallery:
The photographs sent to me will be added to this DMBLGIT November 2012 Google+ album as and when I receive them. Please leave me a comment on this post if I mistakenly miss out anyone’s photograph and you don’t see yours posted within 72 hours. Keep checking the album to be updated on all of the wonderful entries!

As I mentioned above, DMBLGIT is in need of hosts!! To continue this awesome food photography event, if you’re interested in hosting a future edition of DMBLGiT, send an email to Andrew with “DMBLGiT Host” as the subject line.

If you have any questions about the contest then leave a comment here or contact me. I look forward to your wonderful photographs. So, don’t wait, start sending them now and spread the word! You have until the 20th of November, 2012. On December 1st, 2012 I will be announcing the winners for this month.

Good luck everyone!


Diana Emiko November 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Never heard of this contest before! What a great excuse to go and snap some new food pictures…thanks for hosting!

Jenn November 11, 2012 at 10:07 am

Thanks Diana – this contest goes on each month!

Emma November 11, 2012 at 10:43 am

Dear Jenn!
I’m so happy that You host this month, otherwise I wouldn’t have heard about it….
Thanks a lot! I’ll send You soon my pics and links….

Jenn November 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Great Emma, glad to have you join in!

Jeremy Norton November 14, 2012 at 7:40 am

My wife would love to hear about this, she is a fan of yours, thank you Jenn.

Kiran @ November 16, 2012 at 1:32 am

I’ve never participated in this before — it sounds fun!

Jenn November 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Oh great! Love introducing new people to DMBLGIT!

Simone November 18, 2012 at 11:09 am

O cool… Let me see if I can find something to send in!

Jenn November 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

oooh yay!

Gosia November 19, 2012 at 10:22 am

Hi, I still can’t see my picture in the album

Jenn November 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

hi Gosia – I’m working on adding the next set of entries today, you’ll get an email once it’s uploaded to the submission gallery :)

Ago November 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Hi Jenn! 😀
This morning, I sent you my entry!

Kate@Diethood November 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm

One day when I ‘think’ that my photos are good enough, I will enter this contest… until then, I will keep on practicing. :)

Bettaroberta- November 22, 2012 at 10:53 am

Oh Jenn,

just read now, too late…..
It will be for the next time, who knows?!?

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