The judges have judged (with many thanks to Anthony, Jeanne, Keiko, Reid, and Sam), the votes have been voted, and the scores have been
scored tallied. There is a very clear winner, but first- a bit about the process.
Each of the five judges assigned a score of 0-10 points for each of three categories- 'eatability', aesthetics and originality. Each entry was given a score (out of a possible 50) for each category, and a total score (out of a possible 150).
I will list the overall winner, plus the 2nd and 3rd place winners. Then, the top vote holders in each category who were not in the top three places. If your entry is not listed, and you'd like to know your scores, please drop me a line and I'll send them right off to you.
1st PLACE: Lex Culinaria (124 points- E42, O40, A42)
"Stunning- and probably technically challenging! Great composition, right background, steam beautifully captured." "I wanted to eat this entry more than any other."
2nd PLACE: The Traveler's Lunchbox (119 points- E41, O36, A42)
"Drooling as I type. Carefully thought out composition, great shapes and colours, perfect light."
"Professional quality photography." "Yay for narrative!"
3rd PLACE: Spittoon Extra (111 points- E39, O31, A41)
"Beautiful shot. Great light, great composition with the sunlit leaf against a dark background.
"Effective use of light in a gentle way." "If you have to eat your greens, they may as well look this good."
TOP ENTRY - 'EATABILITY': Gluten Free Girl (38 points)
"Worth risking your teeth for." "Great use of DOF." "
TOP ENTRY - ORIGINALITY (A TIE): One Hot Stove (33 points) AND...
"If only all 'charts' could be so good looking."
TOP ENTRY FOR ORIGINALITY (A TIE): Stephen Cooks (33 points)
"Nice use of warm colour scheme and DOF." "Dangerous? Pfffft! Lovely set up, though."
TOP ENTRY - AESTHETICS (A TIE): Nosheteria (37 points) AND...yet again...
"The girliest entry; very pretty." ""Beautiful use of DOF, and great pink backdrop."
TOP ENTRY FOR AESTHETICS (A TIE): STEPHEN COOKS (37 points)
I'd like to give my thanks to everyone who participated, and my apologies for the technical difficulties early on. Congrats, of course, to all the winners! Photography in the food blogging world is improving exponentially, and your photos are fine examples of what we should all be "shooting" towards.
Lastly, but not leastly, big props go to Ronald, of IMBB?, who started this who darned thing....what a guy, what a site, what an event. I'm not sure who's hosting next, but as soon as I know I'll update this post. Cheers everyone!