Does My Blog Look Good In This? June 2008 Edition
June 9, 2008
(Andrew, I hope you will forgive me this little side story)
Andrew knows how to make my heart jump...and I am not talking about his fabulous pictures or his mouth watering recipes...Nope, the man behind Does My Blog Look Good In This, a.ka.a DMBLGIT and Is My Blog Burning, sent me an email last week that made me literally jumped in my seat : "Hiya! Are you still OK to host DMBLGIT this month. You are down on my list as host for June." Did I write him in my sleep?...has my brain that many short circuits lately that I can't remember? When? How? Who?.....
I remembered signing up when he asked for hosts months ago but I had not heard back so I figured I had been deemed not worthy of this great event...Sigh....After a few emails back and forth we figured out that his answers had bounced back and never reached me....Ugh...so ok, quick thinking....Contact people I wished to have as judges, badge tweaking, email account set up, gallery set up,...and long story short (I am trying, really!)....Tartelette will be your host for DMBLGIT June 2008 Edition!
I love this event and not only because I have had the honor to be a winner, a judge and now a host but because I am truly in awe of all the talents out there! Whether you have minimal or top of the line equipment there is always that one shot that makes you say "Yeah baby!" and for those moments, there is Does My Blog Look Good In This?
Before I give you the details, instructions and guidelines, let me introduce you to the four other judges this month: Graeme from Blood Sugar, Nadia from La Porte Rouge, Jen from Use Real Butter, Alyson from Milk Eggs Chocolate. I will tell you more about them later next week...
Each food blogger can submit one photograph that was posted to their blog during the contest month (May). 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.
How to participate:
- 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 May.
- Entries must be received by June 23, 2008
Send your entry to GoodLookingBlog@gmail.com with DMBLGIT as the subject. Please include the following:
- 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 June 2008 DMBLGIT gallery, which will be updated as I receive entries. Please give me a few days to update the gallery with your submission!