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Does My Blog Look Good In This? June 2008 Edition

(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 [email protected] 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!
Good luck!

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Rachelle S June 9, 2008 um 6:26 am

How fun!

Anonymous June 9, 2008 um 6:55 am

Oh this sounds great!

Manggy June 9, 2008 um 7:53 am

Well, that settles it! I can’t join!! 😛 I’ll enjoy watching from the sidelines, though 🙂 Can’t wait to see the entries!

Cannelle Et Vanille June 9, 2008 um 10:31 am

i am so excited you are hosting this month!

Anonymous June 9, 2008 um 11:50 am

I can’t think of a better host… your own blog is so beautiful it would look good in a burlap sack. 🙂

Anonymous June 9, 2008 um 12:00 pm

So happy you are hosting, and aren’t those who, what, when moments fun.

Unknown June 9, 2008 um 12:26 pm

You’ll make a good host, Helen.

LyB June 9, 2008 um 12:38 pm

Oh, good, I almost missed the deadline last month, but not this month! The hardest part is deciding which pic to enter! 🙂 I can’t wait to see everyone’s photos!

Andrew June 9, 2008 um 1:48 pm

You are a star! Many thanks for hosting at such short, short notice.

MyKitchenInHalfCups June 9, 2008 um 1:55 pm

You are always an awesome host.
I’m still looking for a photo I take that gives me one of those moments . . .

Anonymous June 9, 2008 um 2:32 pm

awesome! you’ll be a great host, Helen!

LizNoVeggieGirl June 9, 2008 um 2:39 pm

So glad you’re hosting!! Can’t wait to see the entries.

Marianna June 9, 2008 um 3:21 pm

Wait, just to make sure I understood correctly- for the June 2008 edition we need to submit a photo that was posted in May?

Marianna June 9, 2008 um 3:25 pm

Actually sorry, I take my comment back. I accidentally missed out on your very clear explanation that "The photograph must have appeared on your blog during the month of May".
It’s all clear now 🙂

Anonymous June 9, 2008 um 4:50 pm

Ooooh! I think I will be terribly brave and enter this month!

Jen Yu June 9, 2008 um 7:19 pm

Woohoo girlfriend! You are the hostess with the mostess!! 🙂 This will be fun and thank you for inviting me to judge. I have been a slacker for the past several months and it will be good to get my sorry butt back into gear. xxoo

My Sweet & Saucy June 9, 2008 um 7:40 pm

How exciting! Can’t wait to see the submissions!

Anonymous June 9, 2008 um 8:52 pm

Yay! I’m so glad you’re hosting!

Anonymous June 10, 2008 um 3:06 am

You’ll be a great host! Can’t wait to see all of the entries 🙂

food makes me happy June 10, 2008 um 5:51 am

Wow, can’t wait for the pictures!

Anonymous June 10, 2008 um 8:11 am

Great!!! 🙂

Carrie June 10, 2008 um 11:22 am

Yay! Helen is hosting! You have been a BUSY woman!

OhioMom June 10, 2008 um 1:20 pm

Thanks for hosting this month’s event, I have emailed you my entry.

Mike of Mike's Table June 10, 2008 um 4:17 pm

😎 For once, I just might have a photo or two worth sending in…

Unknown June 10, 2008 um 4:33 pm

Hello Tartelette! I would love to join the contest, but I’m not sure if I am qualified. My fiance is actually my photographer — he takes all of the photos on my blog. Would I still qualify for entry? If not, I’m still looking forward to seeing all of the beatiful photos! Thanks for hosting!

Hetal June 10, 2008 um 4:45 pm

Hi,I tried to send my entry on the mail id that is given there,but i am receiving delivery failure mail.Please look into that,if you have any other email address,lemme know.Thanks

Mahila June 10, 2008 um 7:47 pm

Aw thank you 🙂 I hope blogging comes to be as much of a treat to me as it is to you, I’m loving all of your recipes!

bee June 10, 2008 um 8:50 pm

lol, helen. you have far too many things on your plate. but then you’re very efficeint and can handle them all. hugs to you.

Lori June 11, 2008 um 12:21 am

Girl you have a lot on your plate, and I’m not talkin' food.

I havent been to your blog in a few days and you know I missed it.

Anonymous June 12, 2008 um 10:40 am

I tried to email you my entry but the email was sent back to me twice.. Is there an alternative place where I can send it to you?

You can email at [email protected]


Anonymous June 16, 2008 um 6:33 am

Thanks for reminding me, I need to do this!

sefa firdaus June 16, 2008 um 6:40 pm

Cool! You’ll be a great host Helen 😉
Good luck!

tigerfish June 23, 2008 um 7:26 am

just submitted mine…hope I’m not late.

Anonymous July 13, 2008 um 11:21 am

Good Job! 🙂

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