Thank you and we’re off!

Firstly, thank you to all those of you (69 bloggers!) who filled in our survey asking you what you want to see at Eat Drink Blog 3. We’re analysing the results now and this information will feed directly into the conference program and format.

We’re now in the midst of planning for Eat Drink Blog 3 (EDB3) now and things are moving quickly.

Our first meeting the other night was attended by EDB3 committee members AlexAmandaErin, Celeste, ChristinaKirsty and Natasha. We got through an enormous amount of information, ate some pretty fine pizza, and have since been working away on our individual tasks.

To help make the organisation of Eat Drink Blog 3 as efficient and productive as possible we’ve decided that Amanda and Christina will be co-chairs of the committee, while Kirsty has kindly offered to be secretary. Thank you for volunteering, Kirsty!

We’ll have more news for you very soon. In the meantime, you can subscribe to receive blog updates at the top right hand corner. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter either.


Tell us what you want to see at Eat Drink Blog 3

The 3rd Australian Food Bloggers Conference – Eat Drink Blog 3 – will take place in Adelaide later this year.

Help us create a memorable event by filling in this short survey and telling us what you want to see at Eat Drink Blog 3. 

The survey closes on Monday 25th June so make sure you fill it in before then. Thanks!

Edit: Personal details provided will only be used to verify that the survey respondent is a current Australian food blogger, and for direct contact if you expressed interest in contributing to the conference in some way. Your personal details will not be used for subscriptions to any mailing lists, incorporated into any databases or be provided to any third party.


Eat Drink Blog 3 will be held in Adelaide!

Hello!

We’re back and under new management :)

We’re delighted to let you know that the 3rd Australian Food Bloggers Conference – Eat Drink Blog 3 – will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, later this year.

Amanda (Lambs Ears and Honey) and I (The Hungry Australian) are thrilled to be organising Eat Drink Blog 3. We would like to thank the organisers of Eat Drink Blog 2 – Trina (The Gourmet Forager), Jen (Jenius) and Simon (The Heart of Food) – for offering us this opportunity. Guys, we’re honoured to be following in your footsteps.

Over the next few months we’ll be working with a group of local bloggers to deliver Eat Drink Blog 3, a conference that brings food bloggers from all over Australia together to share knowledge, ideas, and skills.

Blogging is often a solitary activity but it doesn’t have to be a lonely one – come along to Eat Drink Blog 3 and make new friends as you learn from some of the best in the industry.

We want you to have a great conference experience so will shortly be conducting a survey to find out what topics and activities you would find most useful.

Until then, happy eating!

Christina for the Eat Drink Blog 3 organising committee

PS If you’re a company interested in partnering with Eat Drink Blog 3 to promote yourself to a group of food-loving, tech-savvy influencers, then please do contact us. We’ll be putting together some great sponsorship packages at a variety of different levels.


Eat. Drink. Blog. 2011 Video – SEO Q&A

Hi. Remember us?

It’s been a long time coming but here is the first video in our series from the Eat. Drink. Blog. 2011 Food Bloggers Conference; a Quick Q&A on SEO with Michael Gall from My Aching Head.

There will be more videos to come so make sure to keep an eye on the blog or on the Twitter feed @eatdrinkblogau.

Thanks to Vicki from onceuponafoodie for providing the video.


2011 Photo Comp Winners

The 2011 Eat. Drink. Blog. Photography Competition has been a wonderful showcase of some of the best food photography from the Australian food blogging community over the past year. From a large pool of entrants, our judging panel of food photography/industry professionals whittled the submissions down to a selection of 15 finalists, as shown above.

There are two sets of prizes awarded to the best images out of the group of finalists. An IMPACT Award, for the best image as selected by our judging panel. There are also winner and runner-up prizes for the Community Award, as voted by the food blogging community, readers and the general public.

Without further ado, the winners of the 2011 Eat. Drink. Blog. Photography Competition are…

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Photography Competition Finalists (2011)

It is my pleasure to announce the judging panel’s selection of the finalists for the Eat. Drink. Blog. 2011 Photography Competition.

This year’s finalists are (in alphabetical order):

Congratulations to the finalists, and a thanks to everyone that participated in the competition thus far, including our panel of esteemed judges – Quentin Jones, Natalie Boog & Julie Lee.

While the winner of Judge’s Award has been finalised, the Community Award prize is still very much up for grabs.

Vote for your favourite finalists by going to the Eat. Drink. Blog. Media Hub and clicking on the Like button of their image(s). The entry with the most Likes will win the coveted KitchenAid stand mixer.

But wait, there’s more…

With thanks to our competition partner IMPACT Communications Australia, there is now a runner’s up prize for the entry with the second highest number of Likes.

The runner’s up prize pack courtesy of World Kitchen, with a total retail value of around $100, consists of:

  • Baker’s Secret Whoopie Pan
  • Baker’s Secret Loose Base Square Tart Pan
  • Baker’s Secret 4 Piece Magentic Measuring Cup Set
  • Baker’s Secret 5 Piece Magnetic Measuring Spoon Set
  • Pyrex 2 Cup Measuring Jug

Voting closes Sunday 18 December 2011, with the winners of the Judge’s Award and the Community Award prizes to be announced on Monday 19 December 2011.

Good luck with the competition.


Photos from Eat. Drink. Blog. 2011

The official photos for Eat. Drink. Blog. 2011 are now available on the Media Hub.

The images in the gallery are a visual diary chronicling the day’s events from the setup of the conference at Electrolux through to dinner at Kingsleys Steak & Crab.

A big thanks to Christina Thai and Peggy Wong for volunteering their time to shoot some wonderful images.

If you would like to get a copy of any of the images from the day, please send an email to eatdrinkblogau@gmail.com and let us know which ones you’re after.

For anyone looking to use these images for promotion, advertising or marketing purposes, let us know in the email and we’ll get you in touch with the photographers to discuss usage rights.


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