September 8, 2012

Announcing DMBLGiT September 2012 - Food Photography contest

I am extremely thrilled and honored to announce that I am hosting one of the most prestigious food photography contest in the blogosphere known as DMBLGiT (Does My Blog Look Good In This?) for the month of September! 

Conceived by Andrew of Spittoon Extra, DMBLGiT is 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. It is open to all bloggers who have posted a food related photograph and is hosted by a different blogger each month. An amazing group of extremely talented judges (who will be revealed later this month), that have been truly kind to accept my request to be on the panel, will review the submissions and choose the winners for several categories. Each of the winners will receive a beautiful DMBLGiT badge to place on their site!!!

·         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 August 1st through August 31st, 2012.
·         The deadline to submit your entry is ThursdaySeptember 20, 2012 (your local time zone).

Review and scoring
The panel that comprises of awesome, brilliant and super talented judges will review the photographs and score them based on the following three categories:
·         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.
Three overall winners with top scores in all three categories and One winner in each of the three individual categories will be chosen, making the count of winners to a total of Six.

Submitting entries
Email your entry to lifescoops [at] gmail [dot] com with subject as DMBLGiT and the following details:

  1. Your name
  2. Your blog’s name and URL
  3. Title of the photograph
  4. URL of the post containing the photograph
  5. Camera and lens used
  6. Your location ~ optional
  7. An attachment of a single qualifying food or drink photo in jpg format, of no more than 500 pixels in width. Photographs must be text/watermark free.

* Please note that by submitting a photo, entrants agree to their photo being re-displayed and altered in size on the host’s page, the DMBLGiT September 2012 gallery on  Picasa and on the SpittoonExtra DMBLGiT page.

DMBLGiT September 2012 Gallery
All submissions will be posted to the DMBLGiT September 2012 Gallery.  Entries will be updated to the gallery each day that they are received.  Make sure you check out the gallery for all the beautiful entries.
Please feel free to leave me a comment, if you do not see your food photograph submitted to the event featuring in the gallery within 72 hours of submission. Check out the gallery for last month’s entries and winners at Sihi’s amazing website  A Wandering Ladle.

Interested to host a future event?
If you are interested to host DMBLGiT in the months to come, please contact Andrew with “DMBLGiT Host” as the subject line.
In case you have any questions about this month’s event, please feel free to leave me a comment.
Winners will be announced on Sunday, September 30, 2012.
So get ready, mark your calendars for the deadline, send in your clicks and spread the word .
Reminder: The last day to send in your entries to the contest is Thursday, September 20, 2012.

Looking forward to all the wonderful entries,
~Shema George


  1. Happy Hosting, dear Shema!

  2. Thanks for hosting such a lovely event.


  3. Hi Shema! I sent you my entry! :-D

  4. Hi Shema,
    There's a yummy award waiting for you at my space :-) Do collect it. Congrats!!


  5. Yes Lidia - Sep 20 is a Thursday. I have modified the post

  6. Is it possible for pictures taken with pocket-cam join this contest?

  7. Hello Shema
    I submitted a picture to the contest but do not see it in the gallery
    I would really appreciate it if you would check out your emails..maybe mine is in the spam folder

  8. Nurul, You should be fine. Send in your entry to

  9. Renee, Email your entry to lifescoops [at] gmail [dot] com with subject as DMBLGiT and the following details:
    Your name
    Your blog’s name and URL
    Title of the photograph
    URL of the post containing the photograph
    Camera and lens used
    Your location ~ optional
    An attachment of a single qualifying food or drink photo in jpg format, of no more than 500 pixels in width. Photographs must be text/watermark free.


First of all thanks a lot for stopping by my space. I would be very happy to hear from you and would love to see your comments and feedback :)
Thanks a bunch,


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