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! :)