Eat. Drink. Blog. 2011 Photo Competition Submission

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Welcome to the Eat. Drink. Blog. 2011 Photography Competition submission page.

This is a nation-wide competition that is open to Australian food blogs. In order to submit your entries into the competition, please read the full conditions of entry and fill in the submission form below. (Jump to submission form)

In short, any Australian food blog that has been active since June 2011 can submit up to a maximum of 5 images per blog. All owner’s copyrights are retained and respected but you give permission to the organisers of Eat. Drink. Blog. to use your images for such things as displaying in a gallery, promotion, and in the case of the winners of the competition, permission for the competition sponsor IMPACT Communications Australia to use your winning entry for media releases regarding the competition.

All competition entries will be moderated and all valid entries will be on display on the Eat. Drink. Blog. online gallery. The judging panel will select 15 images as finalists from which two awards will be announced – the IMPACT Award selected by the judging panel, and a Community Award selected by food blogging peers, readers and the general public.

More details regarding the competition prizes, judges, judging criteria and condition of entry can be found below.

Entries for the competition close Friday 11 November. Good luck with your entries!


All prizes for the Eat. Drink. Blog. 2011 photography competition have been organised and generously donated by IMPACT Communications Australia.

  • IMPACT Award – $1000 VISA gift card that can be used toward upgrading your camera gear, switch to a DSLR format, purchase a new lens, studio lighting equipment and so on.
  • Community Award – A KitchenAid stand mixer (specific model, colour and retail value to be determined).

More details regarding how voting for the Community Award will be conducted will be made available once the finalists of the competition are announced.


The members of this year’s judging panel are:

The judging criteria for this years competition will revolve around three main areas:

  • Technical (5 points) – Technical aspects such as the use of appropriate exposure, colour balance, sharpness, depth of field etc.
  • Aesthetics (5 points) – How beautiful/visually pleasing the subject, composition, and the other elements are in the image.
  • Creativity (5 points) – The interesting and unique manner the subject, elements, and the message/story of the image are presented.

In the advent of a tie, either for finalist selection or for the IMPACT Award, judges will discuss the merits of each entry in question and select the strongest image.

Scores are used for internal judging purposes only and won’t be made public.

Conditions of Entry


  • An Australian food blog that has been active since at least June 2011.
  • The vast majority of the blog’s content must be about food and/or food culture in Australia.
  • Any entries from blogs that are not considered food blogs including, but not limited to, photography, parenting or personal blogs, will be considered invalid.
  • Must be a food blog that does not represent a company, or be used as its marketing vehicle.


  • A limit of 5 images per blog site. For blogs with multiple members, select the best 5 images from all of the photographers.
  • The file format must be either in JPG or PNG, and generally should not exceed more than 500kb in size.
  • Food or food culture must be a prominent component, if not the main subject, of the image.
  • Has been featured in a blog post published between the dates of 1st September 2010 and 27th October 2011.
  • Must be original works from a photographer of the blog, and the person submitting the image must own the copyright or represents the blogger who owns the copyright.
  • Must be free from graphic design elements included during post-production such as text, logos, watermarks etc.
  • When the competition finalists are announced, a high resolution image must be made available by the deadline specified in the notification email. Failure to do so may mean disqualification from a finalist position.

Competition and Usage

  • Any submissions that don’t meet the above criteria will not be included for consideration for on the online gallery. It’s the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that their submission meets the entry conditions.
  • By submitting your images to the competition, whilst you retain your copyright of these images, you give the current and future organisers of Eat. Drink. Blog. and assigns, a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute them.
  • As well as the above rights of use, if you are a winner of one of the competition prizes, you also give permission for IMPACT Communications Australia and their assigns to use your high resolution image in media releases regarding the Eat. Drink. Blog. 2011 photography competition.
  • Members of the Eat. Drink. Blog. 2011 organising committee, employees of IMPACT Communications Australia, any other persons involved with operation of the competition, or any families of the afore mentioned groups, cannot enter the photography competition.
  • Any decisions made by the Eat. Drink. Blog. organising committee, such as valid entrants or entries, and the decision by the judging panel regarding the winner of the competition, are final.

  • Entry 1

  • Entry 2

  • Entry 3

  • Entry 4

  • Entry 5

  • By clicking on the submit button, you acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions of the competition.

13 Responses

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  2. What a great competition! This will encourage me to do more of photo taking! yum!
    Jojo recently posted..My 2 Girlies Big DayMy Profile

    October 7, 2011 at 4:57 am

  3. Yay, submitted. I think I really need the food photography workshop, but I’ll have a go anyway!
    Michelle recently posted..Lime TimeMy Profile

    October 11, 2011 at 3:26 am

    • Simon

      It’s great to hear you’re giving it a go! Good luck with the competition 🙂

      October 11, 2011 at 6:31 am

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  6. Hi guys,
    Having a problem sending my 5 images. It says that (2)image exceeds maximum allowable size. Odd, as it is no bigger than any of the others. It is also my best photo, so I really want to send it. Any suggestions?
    Jan Littlehales recently posted..Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe – in Ten MinutesMy Profile

    November 4, 2011 at 12:19 am

    • Simon

      I presume these images you’re submitting are around 500Kb?

      We’ll get in touch with you shortly via email to sort out this issue.

      November 4, 2011 at 1:10 pm

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  8. Not sure if mine uploaded 🙁

    November 4, 2011 at 9:00 am

    • Simon

      You should have been sent to our thank you for submission screen. If not, there was a problem with your entry (likely a file size issue).

      Please ensure that the images you’re submitting are in either .jpg or .png format and they are around 500Kb in size and try again. If you’ve met these requirements and you’re still not sent to the thank you screen, please send an email to with your image submissions and we’ll look into the problem.

      Please note that sending your images to this email address does not constitute submission into the competition. It’s just so we’re able to test the problem with your files.

      November 4, 2011 at 1:18 pm

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