The anticipation

I am honored to be hosting the 2011 October DMBLGIT event. I volunteered  back in May when the flowers were blooming; and now it is October and the leaves are changing colors. Time goes by so fast, I am sure with the holidays starting bloggers have some amazing photos to share, I must admit the anticipation has my eye balls popping.

DMBLGIT was started in 2005 by Andrew of SpittoonExtra. It’s best described as a monthly food and drink photography event open to all bloggers who have posted a food photograph on their blogs during the previous month. At least 6 awards are given each month based on scoring of photographs in the 3 categories of edibility, aesthetics, and originality by 5 judges. Last month’s event was hosted by Sukaina if you want to have a look at a  plethora of gorgeous food photography.

I am thrilled and excited to have such a talented group of judges who have graciously agreed to donate their time and expertise to this  DMBLGIT October event: Kristen Doyle of Dine and Dish, Bron Marshall of, Ilva Beretta of Lucullian Delights, Jeanne Horak of Cook Sister and Shannon Imlay of Shannon Shanonigins.

General DMBLGIT Rules:
  • Only one food/drink photograph may be entered per person.
  • The photograph must have been taken by you.
  • The photograph must have been posted on your blog between September 1st through September 30th, 2011.
  • The deadline to submit your entry is October 20th, 2011 at midnight, whenever that is in your part of the world.
The Panel of judges will choose 6 winners based on the following criteria:

Aesthetics: composition, food styling, lighting, focus, etc.
Edibility: does the photo make us want to take a big bite out of our computer monitor while drooling on our keyboard?
Originality: a photo that makes you stop, look twice, and think “Wow! I never thought of photographing it like that before.”

Three overall winners will be selected plus one in each of the 3 categories. Apart from this one photo that  stands out, but wasn’t chosen as a winner will also be picked usually by the host, but thankfully the lovely Helene who is a much more qualified person for that job, will be doing it this month! My post announcing the winners for this month will be published by November 1st, 2011
How to Enter DMBLGIT:
Send an e-mail with “DMBLGIT Entry” as the subject line to me at In your email, please include:
  • An attachment of a single qualifying food or drink photo you’d like to enter. It should be without text and no more than 500 pixels in width.
  • Your name
  • Your blog URL
  • The title of the image/what it is
  • The URL of the post containing the photograph
  • The camera and lens you used
  • Please also mention if you are a professional photographer or an amateur
Photographs will be loaded into this gallery in Picasa as I receive them. If you don’t get an acknowledgment from me within 72 hours of sending your entry, please leave a message in the comments section of this post. By submitting a photo, entrants agree to their photo being redisplayed and altered in size on the host’s page and on the SpittoonExtra DMBLGIT page.
If you have any questions about this month’s event, please feel free to email me. Anyone with interest in hosting a future edition of DMBLGIT should email Andrew with “DMBLGIT Host” as the subject.
I am elated and ecstatic to see your photographs. Good Luck!
-Bobbie & Sydney


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