Fork Spoon Knife is the personal blog of Asha where she chronicles her journeys in food through stories, recipes and photographs. She can also be found doodling and sharing her experiences as below.



Does My Blog Look Good In This (DMBLGIT) July 2010

I am happy to announce that I will be hosting the July edition of the popular food photography contest, Does My Blog Look Good In This (DMBLGIT) that was started by Andrew of Spittoon Extra.

I have been entering the contest for a few months now and have been thrilled to even win a couple! :) The contest has been such a source of inspiration for me to improve my photography and food styling. I gawked for hours on end at the incredible entries for past contests and longed to create such magic with my photos as well. That is still a work in progress but I am happy to have been introduced to some incredible bloggers through their work...

Many thanks to Andrew for managing this long-running contest and giving me the opportunity to host it this month. I have an incredible panel of judges lined up for the month, whose work I have long admired and learnt from. I would like to extend my thanks to them, in advance, for their time in judging this contest with me.

Nidhi of Snacksgiving hosted last month's edition and should be posting the winners shortly. So, now, without further ado, let's jump into the nitty gritties of the contest! :)


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.

Judging Panel

For this month's DMBLGIT, the judges are -

Danielle of Bon Vivant
El of Fresh
Ellie of Almost Bourdain
Julia of Melanger

And ME! :)


- Only one entry per person (a single photograph, no diptychs)
- All pictures must be text free (Copyright allowed).
- The photograph must have been taken by you.
- The photograph must have appeared on your blog during the month of June 2010.
- Entries must be received by July 20, 2010.

Disclaimer: 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.

What do you have to do to join the event?

Send your entry to asha {at} forkspoonnknife {dot} com with DMBLGIT as the subject. Please include the following information:

- your name
- your blog’s name and URL
- your photograph’s title
- the URL of the post containing the photograph
- type of camera used, lens if you wish
- Please send photos in an attachment to your email in a jpeg format, of no more than 500 pixels in width


All submissions will be posted to the July 2010 DMBLGIT gallery, which, will be updated as I receive entries. Please give me a few days to update the gallery with your submission! And make sure yours is included once I start publishing them. I look forward to your entries. Good Luck! :)


  1. I saw in Spittoonextra that this months host is u :) Sure to send in my entry though dont have a nice click in June :)

  2. i never took part in your event, but I'm looking for to see all your entries. this is such an inspiring group.

  3. Cool that you are hosting this months DMBLGIT! I've have only so far ever participated in two of them (keep forgetting to submit) but will definitely be sending in for this month! Now what to send, what to send...hmmm..

  4. I'm hoping to make this the first month I take part in this event. Off to look for my best picture last month now...

    Enjoy being a fabulous hostess!

  5. I have send you my entry for this event. Hope you will like it.

  6. Asha; my emails to you ref spreadsheet and entry are bouncing back...



  7. Great success, Asha!

    Sawadee from Bangkok,

  8. OK, great, I wanna try this month!
    And congrats! :)

  9. So great you are hosting this month's. What a wonderful event and I just took part for the first time last month!

  10. Sent in an entry not sure if you received

  11. I'm in !!! Your mail address, Is it "spoonn" (with double nn?)
    Thanks for everything!!

  12. Hi,
    You have such an amazing blog with fantastic recipes! I am excited to participate in another DMBLGIT . I have sent in my photo and have taken a look at all the beautiful shots already submitted. Good luck everyone.

  13. Hi Asha I sent in my entry by email
    I am not sure if you received it as I don't see my picture in the gallery
    I participated last month as well
    Please let me know

  14. Hi Ascha,
    I emailed you an entry a couple of days ago - not sure if you've received it as it's not in the gallery (I don't want to miss the deadline). It's the photo of hanging cheese at (the second photo in the post).

    Sorry to bug you if you're busy!

  15. mailed you mine a few days back!

    Have a great weekend.

  16. Sent you a pic of mine too. :D

  17. Buddy, hope you received my entry yesterday.

    Anyways this is the link of the picture that I sent

    (I sent the second picture from the post)

  18. How come I'm discovering it just right now??
    Not sure if I can still submit. Can you drop a line and confirm please? This would be my first tome ever if I can.

  19. Tried mailing you my entry a couple of times, but the mail seems to be bouncing back.

    This is the post URL:
    The picture is the 2nd picture in the post.

    Sorry for the trouble, hope you can accept the entry!

  20. hey my email id is aquadaze{at}rediffmail{dot}com

  21. too bad I missed this one...when is the next one?

  22. too bad I missed the deadline...when is the next one?

  23. but if it is still entry is here :


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