DMBLGIT October 2008 Announcement

October 01st, 2008  | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.

Tiny Pomegranates DMBLGIT

I am the proud host of this month’s “Does My Blog Look Good in This?” (DMBLGIT), a monthly, peer-judged food photography event. Every month, hundreds of mouth-watering photos are submitted by food bloggers from all around the world. All those photos are uploaded in an online gallery and then 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.

You can find the rules and submission details below. Once I start receiving the entries, I will be adding them to an online gallery. Three talented food bloggers will join me on board as judges for this month’s edition of DMBLGIT: Paul of Sweet Paul, a blog I recently discovered and can’t get enough of. I read his whole archive from start to finish in a single sitting. Head over to his blog and you’ll see why. Another judge for this month’s event is Allen of Eating Out Loud. Have you seen his series of posts on Turkish food? Drooling here! Last but not least, we have Mark of No Special Effects. This guy can bake apple doughnuts from scratch!!

DMBLGIT (Does My Blog Look Good in This?) October 2008


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 say “wow!”, displaying something we might not have seen before.
Overall Winner: Top overall scores in all three categories combined.

There will be 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 September 2008.
  • Deadline: Entries must be received by October 23, 2008


Please send your entry to sonmce [at] gmail [dot] com with DMBLGIT as the subject and include the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your blog’s name and URL
  • Your photograph’s title
  • URL of the post containing the photograph (permalink)
  • Photo, attached in jpeg format, no more than 472 pixels in width
  • Type of camera used

The winners will be announced on Friday, October 31, 2008.

Update: The official Instructions for Hosts and Instructions for Participants are available at Spittoon Extra.

Have fun!

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  1. 1 - Szerelem on October 2nd, 2008

    oooh! Nar!

    Not yet the best season for them right?

  2. 2 - ELRA on October 2nd, 2008

    Good luck with the event.
    I am thinking about join in. I think I have one photograph that I can submit.

  3. 3 - ELRA on October 2nd, 2008

    It’s me again,
    I have a question, is it okay to submit an entry that I have submitted for different event (it’s not a photography event) It was an event about British food, and I like the photo that I’ve taken for that event, so I am thinking about submit it to DMBLGIT. Please let me know if it’s okay. Thx

  4. 4 - Cenk on October 2nd, 2008

    Szerelem – These tiny ones are from my father’s garden. They were pretty tasty, but I guess we still have a couple more weeks before the tastiest ones hit the market shelves.

    Elra – No problem. Waiting for your entry.

  5. 5 - Manggy on October 2nd, 2008

    Arrrh! I’m so excited to see all the entries! 🙂

  6. 6 - Banu (BaL) on October 4th, 2008

    Wow… So exciting! Can’t wait to see all magic works. And do I need to say that I simply love your father? :))))

  7. 7 - Nate on October 6th, 2008

    All right! Time to start looking through pics to find the right one to enter.

  8. 8 - Chiara on October 7th, 2008

    their juice… is one of my sweetiest Istanbul memories. I wish I were there…!

  9. 9 - Sherxr on October 8th, 2008

    Till I get a better camera.. my pictures are just nothing compared to those in most Food Blogs. Sigh.. Any sponsors?

  10. 10 - marion on October 10th, 2008

    Thank you very much for Hosting this month Cenk !
    I’ve just send you my photo:)

  11. 11 - Le Carrefour » Un joli badge pour Le Carrefour! on October 11th, 2008

    […] DMBLGIT de septembre! Si vous avez envie de participer au concours d’octobre, c’est au Café Fernando que ça se […]

  12. 12 - eni on October 15th, 2008

    harika resim.bay?ld?mmm

  13. 13 - Adelina on October 17th, 2008

    Just have to comment on the picture…it’s Beautiful!

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