Announcing DMBLGiT – June 2012


“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”
― Henri Cartier-Bresson

With that quote, let me announce the DMBLGiT for the month of June 2012!

DMBLGiT – “Does My Blog Look Good In This” is a monthly online food photography event that started way back in 2005 by Andrew of Spittoon Extra. It’s hosted every month by different bloggers and any blogger who has posted a photograph with a food or drink can participate in the challenge. The host chooses a panel of judges and these judges will score the photographs based on certain criteria. Finally, a total of 6 winners will be announced next month by the host.

Ever since I learned about DMBLGiT, I’ve been submitting my food photos and very recently, I was lucky to win a couple of ‘Good Looking Badges’. If you are hearing about it for the first time and want to learn more, click here.

If you would like to host future editions of the challenge, please read these instructions for hosting and feel free to email Andrew.

This month, I am hosting the event and am absolutely excited about it. Sometime later in the month, I will be announcing the judges for this month’s challenge.

The rules, scoring criteria and link to the gallery where the photos would be saved is mentioned below. If you have any doubts, drop an email to me.

Rules for entering the DMBLGiT June 2012

  • Only one food/drink photograph may be entered per person.
  • You must have taken the photograph.
  • The photograph must have been posted on your blog between May 1st and May 31st, 2012.
  • The deadline to submit your entry is June 20th, 2012 at midnight, whenever that is in your part of the world.

Send your entry to kankana(at)sunshineandsmile(dot)com with DMBLGIT June 2012  in the subject line with the following information:
– Your name.
– Your blog’s name and URL.
– The title of your photograph.
– The URL of the post containing the photograph.
– The camera and lens used by you (optional).
– Your location.
– An attachment of a single qualifying food or drink photo you’d like to send as your entry. It should be without any text/watermark and not more than 500 pixels in width.

Note: By submitting a photo, you agree to your picture being re-displayed and altered in size on the host’s page and on DMBLGIT page.


A panel of 5 talented judges will choose a total of Six Winners. I will introduce the Judges sometime later this month.

  • There will be 3 overall winners
  • 1 additional winner for Aesthetics: composition, food styling, lighting, focus, etc
  • 1 additional winner for Edibility: “does the photo make us want to dive in and eat the food?”
  • 1 additional winner for Originality: the photograph that catches our attention and makes us want to say “wow!”, displaying something we might not have seen before

As a host, I have the privilege to pick one photo that I think stands out and wasn’t selected as a winner.

Photo Gallery

All the submissions can be viewed in DMBLGiT June 2012 gallery, which I will keep updating as and when I receive the photos. If you don’t see your photo in the gallery within 72 hours of sending your entry, please drop a comment here or contact me in facebook or send me a tweet!

I am looking forward to seeing the entries. Remember, the last date is 20th June, so get busy and send me your entry 🙂

Check out last month’s winners at Radhika’s blog Just Homemade

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  • Rosa
    June 1, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    Hehehe, I always hold my breath when I take pictures… ;-P

    I can’t wait to see the results.



  • Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    June 1, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    I can’t wait to see your work Kankana!!!! Good luck with hosting!

  • Anita Menon
    Anita Menon
    June 1, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    I hope to participate this time Kankana.. All the best with the judging and hosting.

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      June 2, 2012 at 12:13 PM

      Thanks Anita, and yes, please do send your entry 🙂

  • Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet
    Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet
    June 2, 2012 at 3:27 AM

    Wonderful, Kankana! Can’t wait to see pictures 🙂
    Hugs <3

  • Sublime Palate
    Sublime Palate
    June 2, 2012 at 6:45 AM

    Congrats Kankana!:) Wasn’t able to post much in May but I’ll send in something. All the best!:)

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      June 2, 2012 at 12:13 PM

      Thanks dear:)
      Good.. send your entry!

  • Yadsia @ShopCookMake
    Yadsia @ShopCookMake
    June 2, 2012 at 7:27 AM

    Just sent my entry!

  • Maureen
    June 2, 2012 at 7:35 AM

    What a great idea. There are so many talented food bloggers with gorgeous photos.

  • Poornima
    June 2, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    Congrats on your win Kankana and Happy Hosting!

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      June 2, 2012 at 12:14 PM

      Thanks Poornima 🙂 You should send your entry too!

  • torviewtoronto and createwithmom
    torviewtoronto and createwithmom
    June 2, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    happy hosting this lovely event

  • dassana
    June 3, 2012 at 4:08 AM

    happy hosting kankana.

    i will send you the details soon….

  • Magic of Spice
    Magic of Spice
    June 3, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Congratulations Kankana, on both your success and hosting of this months event! Excited to see the entries 🙂

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      June 6, 2012 at 3:44 PM

      Thanks 🙂 And you should send me your entry too!

  • Simone
    June 4, 2012 at 3:06 AM

    Can’t wait to see all the entries come in!

  • Maja
    June 4, 2012 at 7:18 AM

    Happy hosting, Kankana! I can’t wait to see your work 🙂

  • Grishma @ZaikaZabardast
    Grishma @ZaikaZabardast
    June 4, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Congratulations for being well deserved HOST to host this beautiful contest 🙂 Need to check if I can send any entries 🙂

  • Nancy/SpicieFoodie
    June 4, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Hi Kankana,

    Congrats on winning the Host’s award from last months DMBLGIT, well deserved:) I’m excited to see the submissions. There are always so many photographs. I’ll have to think about entering again this month.

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      June 6, 2012 at 3:44 PM

      You should! Will be waiting for your entry 🙂

  • Kitchen Belleicious
    Kitchen Belleicious
    June 4, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    don’t know where my comment went but I was saying this is great. congrats to be host and involved in it. your photos are always soooo amazing and I can’t wait to see all the entries

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      June 6, 2012 at 3:45 PM

      Thanks 🙂 I think you should definitely send your entry! I love your photos. Looking forward to see your entry 🙂

  • chinmayie @ love food eat
    chinmayie @ love food eat
    June 5, 2012 at 2:29 AM

    Congrats on winning DMBLGIT last month! Looking forward to participating this month too 🙂

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      June 6, 2012 at 3:46 PM

      Thank you 🙂 Awsm .. send me your entry!

  • anjana
    June 5, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    congrats on winning. good luck with hosting:)

  • Daniela (Tortina)
    Daniela (Tortina)
    June 5, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Great, i want partecipate!

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      June 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

      You definitely should 🙂 Looking forward to see your entry!

  • Kiran
    June 6, 2012 at 12:26 AM

    Can’t wait to check-out drooling entries, I am sure 🙂

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      June 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM

      I am waiting to see your entry! Your photos are gorgeous 🙂

  • Regula
    June 6, 2012 at 4:27 AM

    Congrats on you win last month, I will submit this month for the first time!

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      June 6, 2012 at 3:53 PM

      Thank you and I am looking forward to see your entry 🙂

  • Rose ( Magpie's Recipes)
    Rose ( Magpie's Recipes)
    June 10, 2012 at 8:20 PM

    Ooh just went through the gallery and such beautiful entries already! Just wanted to ask are diptychs allowed? I know some hosts don’t allow it. Are you accepting them?

  • Jennifer (Delicieux)
    Jennifer (Delicieux)
    June 13, 2012 at 3:05 AM

    Wow, what a great collection of photos for this month. I can’t wait to see who wins.

  • Sandra's Easy Cookin
    Sandra's Easy Cookin
    June 13, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    Can’t wait to see all the entrees… Last time it was fun! Maybe I should participate again:)))

  • Debjani
    June 13, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Congratulations on your win! I loved that photo, but then which photo of yours don’t I like!
    I’ll throw my picture in the ring and hold my breath! 🙂

  • purevegetarianbites
    June 16, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Just sent my entry.

  • IshitaUnblogged
    June 18, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    I love your photos anyway – and I loved your winning photo as well. After much ado – I have just sent you my participating email:)))

  • Regula @ foodwise
    Regula @ foodwise
    June 28, 2012 at 2:34 AM

    Oh noooo I just realised I’m too late!!! 🙁