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Announcing DMBLGiT – April 2013

I’m really excited to be hosting this month’s DMBLGiT (Does My Blog Look Good in This?) contest for the first time. It is the web’s longest running monthly food photography contest and is open to any blogger interested in participating. The contest started back in 2005 and is still going!

I was scheduled to host the May 2013 edition but I got an email from Andrew at Spittoon Extra, the administrator of this contest, yesterday asking if I could fill in last minute since the April host had to drop out. Of course I am happy to do it!

DMBLGiT tile

You can check out the winners of last month’s contest at My Diverse Kitchen.

This is going to be a good month! So hurry up and send in your entries!

Here are the Rules

  • Only one entry per person (a single photograph, no diptychs)
  • The photograph must have been taken by you
  • The photograph must have appeared on your blog during the month of March 2013.
  • Entries must be received by April 20, 2013
  • All pictures must be text free and not watermarked

Note: 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

How to Enter the Contest?

Send your entry to indiaphile.info {at} gmail {dot} com with DMBLGiT as the subject. Please include the following:

  • Your name
  • Your blog’s name and URL
  • The title of your photograph
  • 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 jpg format, of no more than 500 pixels in width

How Does the Judging Work?

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.


All submissions will be posted to the April 2013 DMBLGiT gallery, which will be updated as I receive entries. Please give me a couple days to update the gallery with your submission. If you do not see your photo in the gallery a few days after submitting, please let me know by email in case I did not receive your entry.


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