03 décembre 2009

DMBLGIT November 09: The Winners - Les Gagnants du DMBLGIT Novembre 09

Before I finally reveal the lucky winners of the DMBLGIT November 2009 edition, I would like to thank Andrew from Spittoon and Spittoonextra for giving me the opportunity to host my 1st international food event. I really enjoyed it: the excitement when receiving new entries, the chance to discover some new blogs and the privilege to be helped in my job by a talented panel of judges. A big thank you to Bron, Sabra, Julia, Mowie and Claude-Olivier who gave some of their valuable time to review, comment and score all of the 74 entries we were lucky to have for this edition.

And now to the winners!! Thank to you, we had 74 entries (check the gallery here). As previously said, we have 6 winners: 3 overall winners (1st, 2d and 3d place) with the highest scores all categories combined and 1 winner per category (edibility, originality and aesthetics) each one with the highest score in the category excluding the 3 overall winners.

Overall Winners

(the overall winners have the highest scores in all three categories combined)

Overall First Place: Mexican hot chocolate by Liz from Zested with a Canon 5D MarkII

Judge comments: Interesting composition, very unique. Very original presentation.

Overall Second Place: Chocolate Truffle Strawberry Tarts by Allison from Pease Pudding with a AF Micro Nikkor 60mm

Judge comments: nice contrast, color and composition. Nice simple styling.

Overall Third Place: Strawberry Wonton by Kris from Bake in Paris with a Canon Eos 1000D

Judge comments: Nice composition and eatability. Very original dish. Like the shapes created by the cups and the topping and the way the basket interracts with it.

Edibility, Originality, and Aesthetics Category
(each picture was scored in three categories: edibility, originality, and aesthetics. The photo receiving the highest total score in each of those categories, excluding the three overall winners, is the specific category winner)

Edibility Winner

Tied at the Edibility category are

Love To Love (Pandan & Saffron Macarons) by Fitri from Rumah Manis with a Canon Power Shot

Judge comments: nice composition and light. Bright, fun.


Tarte tatin de courge aux marrons by Nilufer from Des Yeux a la Bouche with a Panasonic lumix DMC TZ-5

Judge comments: The caramel is appealing and you want to taste a slice of the tart. The colours of the surface complement the tart well.

Originality Winner

Matcha Macs by Hilda at Saffron & Blueberry with a Nikon D200

Judge comment: Very original photo styling

Aesthetics Winner

Blackberry & Prosciutto salad by Jeanne from CookSister! with a Canon EOS 20D, standard 18-55mm lens

Judge comment: Nice and soft light, great shot!

Host's award

As the host, I also had the privilege to give an award and believe me, it was one of the hardest things to do. Some of the entries stroke me by their styling and/or light but I couldn't resist Jennifer's Caramel-coated apples especially after hearing my kids wowed at them!!

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks again to Andrew, to the judges, to Shari for sending me the badges designed by Matt and of course to all of you who send me your entries. Please keep on the good work and don't forget to submit another of your gorgeous pics to Arfi at Homemades who will hopefully be hosting DMBLGIT December 09 edition.
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