Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Does My Blog Look Good In This? DMBLGIT September 2008 Edition

Andrew, who keeps busy with his three blogs (Spittoon, Spittoon Extra, and The Foodie List for UK foodies) and administering the Does My Blog Look Good In This? in his spare time cried out for help with the DMBLGIT for the upcoming months. I sent off an innocent email offering to help host, and here it is, in my lap, with less than 2 weeks left this month!

DMBLGIT is a monthly food photography event, called by some as "the grandest foodporn event available" on the web. Check out the amazing winners from last month at Andreea's blog On (Glorious) Food and Wine. Here are a few other tidbits I've discovered:

- In 2005, Ronald from love Sicily came up with the idea of a food blogging event focused on food photography while on a train from Southampton to London. This was the beginning of DMBLGIT. Now, it's administered via Is My Blog Burning? (IMBB).

- Matt from Matt Bites designed those amazing badges (and will be appearing on Martha: The Martha Stewart Show today, Sept. 17, 2008). Helen from Grab Your Fork was influential in this initiative as well.

- Click HERE to see a compilation of winners from past DMBLGIT contests thanks to Annie and Nate from House of Annie!

I'll keep this brief. Submit your photos. I can't wait to see them, and I'll let you know who the judges are in another post. Since I can't participate this month, I'll share with you the photo I was going to submit:

Consommé Madrilène (Chilled Consommé with Red Peppers and Tomatoes)
Consommé Madrilène
(Chilled Consommé with Red Peppers and Tomatoes)


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.

- 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 August.
- Entries must be received by September 30, 2008 at midnight EST (U.S.)

What do you have to do to join the event?
Send your entry to whiskfoodblog {at} gmail (dot) 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 September 2008 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!


CB said...

I have been coveting a DMBLGIT badge ever since I started blogging. Question: If we have 2 blogs can we submit 2 pictures? Maybe I'll try my luck this month and if I slip you a 10 spot you'll swing some points my way huh? LOL

Shari said...

cb - The rules state "Only one entry per person" so no, you can't submit a photo from each blog. Sorry about that!

Nate @ House of Annie said...


I am glad that somebody is doing a September edition. It would be horrible if DMBLGiT goes away!

Regarding previous editions of DMBLGiT, I already did the legwork for you. I have a DMBLGiT compilation page at

It is awaiting the announcement of where your gallery will be.

Jeanne said...

I'll be there :) Thanks for taking over the hosting at such short notice...

Anonymous said...

I'm tempted to enter, but I don't think that anything I posted last month is special enough. Can't wait to see the results though. :)

Thip said...

The consomme looks great, Shari. I
'll join the event this month. Thanks for hosting.