OMGOMGOMG! I Won!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Really?!

Ever heard of “Does My Blog Look Good in This“? According to its founder, Andrew of Spittoon Extra, DMBLGIT is “a monthly food photography event, called by some as the grandest food porn event available on the web.”, where “Food bloggers submit their best photos from posts they completed during the previous month which are then judged and scored. Winners are made covering three categories (edibility, aesthetics, and originality) plus three overall winners.” Each monthly contest is hosted by a different food blogger.

April’s DMBLGIT was hosted by Gine of I Dolci Fanno Felici, and guess what? I WON Overall First Place!!! I am absolutely giddy! I am also terribly flattered and honored. I’ve been submitting entries to this event every month for a year and this is the first time I’ve even placed.

So, are you ready to see my winning photo?

Are you sure?

Better go put on some sunglasses first, so as not to hurt your eyes looking at my dazzlingly brilliant, award-winning photo! I’ll wait.

Okay. Ready now? Here it comes…….

TA DA!!!

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It’s my Pomegranate Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream!

And, not only did I get a much-appreciated ego boost……

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I also get to show this super cool badge on my blog!

I want to thank Gine and all of this month’s DMBLGIT judges from the bottom of my heart for acknowledging my work. You have no idea how much it means to me. I’d also like to congratulate all of the other winning photographers as well. Their work is outstanding! Please make sure you stop by Gine’s site and see for yourself.

Ciao for now!

P.S. I hope you know I was kidding about the dazzlingly brilliant part! ;)

63 responses to OMGOMGOMG! I Won!

  1. On April 30, 2009 at 10:32am, Gabi said...

    Congrats Susan- you deserve all of the accolades!
    xo

  2. On April 30, 2009 at 10:53am, Esi said...

    That’s a fantastic photo. Congratulations!

  3. On April 30, 2009 at 10:54am, Andrea said...

    Congratulations! Your photo is fantastic!

  4. On April 30, 2009 at 10:57am, Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

    Big Congrats Susan!! A marvelous photo!!

  5. On April 30, 2009 at 10:59am, Manggy said...

    Congratulations, Susan! Well-deserved! :) Yay!

  6. On April 30, 2009 at 10:59am, Joy said...

    Congrats Susan!!! Wow! Well-deserved. That photo looks like a stock photo, hun. :)

  7. On April 30, 2009 at 11:01am, Engineer Baker said...

    Congratulations! Love that photo – and just in time for ice cream again :)

  8. On April 30, 2009 at 11:07am, white on rice couple said...

    This is totally gorgeous and amazing! The simplicity and deliciousness totally come through! You deserve this one, hands down!

  9. On April 30, 2009 at 11:08am, Brenda Campbell said...

    That is so cool Susan, Congratulations on the win!! Love the picture it is so appetizing… yummy!

  10. On April 30, 2009 at 11:10am, Susan @ SGCC said...

    Thank you all soooo much! I’m so glad you like the photo. Now, if I could only remember how I shot it…..;)

  11. On April 30, 2009 at 11:13am, JMom said...

    Congratulations! That’s an awesome photo. Well deserved :)

  12. On April 30, 2009 at 11:34am, anna said...

    I love that photo! I remember being pretty stunned with it when you first posted that recipe. Congratulations!

  13. On April 30, 2009 at 11:36am, Laura said...

    Your food photos are always amazing. You DESERVE this award. Congrats!

  14. On April 30, 2009 at 11:40am, haleysuzanne said...

    Susan, that’s a great picture and is totally deserving of the accolades it’s won. Congratulations! Wish I had some of that right now.

  15. On April 30, 2009 at 11:51am, Nate-n-Annie said...

    Congratulations. You have joined a very exclusive club.

  16. On April 30, 2009 at 12:49pm, Digigirl said...

    Congratulations! That’s so awesome. I’m just starting out, so I know how it feels to watch all those incredible photos going by and thinking mine aren’t good enough. Now you know you’re running with the big dogs! It’s a GORGEOUS picture. Congratulations and enjoy!

  17. On April 30, 2009 at 1:25pm, Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

    CONGRATS!! You deserve it!!

  18. On April 30, 2009 at 1:28pm, ~Kimberly said...

    That is super exciting! Congrats! Your pictures do rock!

  19. On April 30, 2009 at 1:47pm, Chow and Chatter said...

    congrats it really is a great pic

  20. On April 30, 2009 at 1:53pm, Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

    Congratulations! This picture is awesome!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  21. On April 30, 2009 at 1:57pm, Peter M said...

    Besides making me laugh my ass off with that hilarious photo…I’m very happy for you and you deserve such recognition.

    Wear it proud, sista!

  22. On April 30, 2009 at 2:21pm, Jen Yu said...

    yay!!! congratulations and well deserved. good on ya, love :) xxoo

  23. On April 30, 2009 at 2:41pm, Snooky doodle said...

    Congratulations ! great photo !

  24. On April 30, 2009 at 2:47pm, Ciao Chow Linda said...

    I’m not surprised you won. That photo is lip-smacking delicious. Congratulations on a well-deserved honor.

  25. On April 30, 2009 at 2:52pm, Screamin' Mama said...

    Congratulations! That photo is gorgeous!

  26. On April 30, 2009 at 4:13pm, Dani said...

    CONGRATS! what an awesome photo! :)

  27. On April 30, 2009 at 4:38pm, Ronda said...

    CONGRATULATIONS!! All of your pictures are beautiful! What a great honor!
    XOXO

  28. On April 30, 2009 at 4:58pm, Helene said...

    Congratulations! I love your pictures.

  29. On April 30, 2009 at 5:42pm, Hayley said...

    Just found your blog…that photo is absolutely gorgeous!

  30. On April 30, 2009 at 5:59pm, Mermaid Sweets said...

    Great photo, congrats!

  31. On April 30, 2009 at 6:17pm, Brilynn said...

    Congrats!
    Wonderful photo! I could definitely go for some of that ice cream right now.

  32. On April 30, 2009 at 6:21pm, MaryBeth said...

    Congrats!!! I loved that picture when I fist laid eyes on it. Very attractive and creative. Good Job!

  33. On April 30, 2009 at 8:28pm, vibi said...

    Congrats on your win Susan! No doubt with such a beaut’ of a pic, you were to win!!! Bravo!

  34. On April 30, 2009 at 9:07pm, Susan @ SGCC said...

    Awww! Thank you all so much! You’re making me verklempt!

  35. On May 01, 2009 at 4:53am, Zabeena said...

    Ah, well deserved! Your photographs are always a delight, and that particular one must have had everyone drooling!!
    But hey – what do you mean by verklempt? “verklemmt” in German is a little bit like prudish.

  36. On May 01, 2009 at 5:13am, Debbie said...

    Hi Susan, Congrats on the picture. It is gorgeous….you deserve it!

  37. On May 01, 2009 at 5:34am, Meg said...

    Congrats! You totally deserve it!

  38. On May 01, 2009 at 7:06am, RecipeGirl said...

    What a great accomplishment!!! That’s so cool. The picture is wonderful :)

  39. On May 01, 2009 at 8:12am, Leela said...

    An honor well deserved, Susan. Congrats!! :)

  40. On May 01, 2009 at 10:39am, Maryann said...

    You SO deserve it kiddo! Congrats!! Yay for Susan!!!
    xox

  41. On May 01, 2009 at 10:41am, Karen said...

    Your photos *are* dazzingly brilliant! Congratulations !!

  42. On May 01, 2009 at 11:11am, J.Danger said...

    Woo hoo! Congrats susan!

  43. On May 01, 2009 at 2:30pm, Memória said...

    Yeaa! Congrats! You deserve it! That picture is PHENOMENAL and so tempting.

  44. On May 01, 2009 at 7:14pm, Pam said...

    Congratulations! It is well deserved!

  45. On May 01, 2009 at 8:49pm, Proud Italian Cook said...

    Susan, You totally deserve this. I’m always gawking at your photos with wide eyes open!

  46. On May 02, 2009 at 10:47am, we are never full said...

    oh you go girl… that picture is really really good. beautiful lighting and colors.

  47. On May 03, 2009 at 12:34pm, CookiePie said...

    CONGRATS!!! Your photos are always so great — I’m happy to see you get recognition for them!

  48. On May 03, 2009 at 7:13pm, Nancy said...

    Get out of here! I remember when I first saw that photo on your blog, and LOVED it. I shared it with my friends and they LOVED it. It was the perfect phood photo!! COngrats!

  49. On May 03, 2009 at 8:33pm, Tangled Noodle said...

    It’s beautiful! Congratulations!!

  50. On May 03, 2009 at 9:14pm, Elissa said...

    Congrats! It’s a stunning photo! And I love the sound of pomegranate ice cream, mmm…

  51. On May 04, 2009 at 9:21am, The Food Hunter said...

    congratulations. It’s a great photo.

  52. On May 04, 2009 at 12:29pm, Elyse said...

    Congrats, Susan! That’s a stellar photo. Your blog is fabulous; you totally deserved to win!

  53. On May 04, 2009 at 12:30pm, Simple Simon said...

    So well deserved. Your photos are always wonderful but that one was particularly spectacular. Congratulations!

  54. On May 04, 2009 at 7:34pm, Frieda said...

    Congratulations! Also, you have received the MEME award on my blog…thanks for inspiring me!

  55. On May 04, 2009 at 8:29pm, Fuji Mama said...

    CONGRATS!! A well-deserved win! YUM!

  56. On May 05, 2009 at 6:05am, Kim said...

    Congrats Susan! Your ice cream looks out of this world and the stunning simplicity of your photo is well deserving of 1st place. I also want to add your OMG photo is a scream!

  57. On May 05, 2009 at 7:21am, Louise at Livin Local said...

    Congratulations! That photo IS dead gorgeous!

  58. On May 05, 2009 at 10:19am, Susan from Food Blogga said...

    Woo-hoo! Way to go, Susan! :)

  59. On May 05, 2009 at 2:05pm, Elle said...

    Congratulations! That IS a gorgeous photo–you deserve the win, and the cool badge. :)

  60. On May 05, 2009 at 8:23pm, Ingrid said...

    Really? And your surprised? I can’t have been the only blogging commenting on how amazing and droolicious your photos are Susan!

    Congrats!
    ~ingrid

  61. On May 06, 2009 at 7:56am, steph- whisk/spoon said...

    that’s awesome! you go!!

  62. On May 06, 2009 at 7:12pm, Simply...Gluten-free said...

    Woo Hoo – I can totally see why you won! Congrats.

  63. On May 08, 2009 at 2:25pm, Nicisme said...

    Yay, well done, I love this photo!

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