For those of you who read my blog regularly, you will have seen that I am competing in Project Food Blog. My original post can be found here but the one that needs your votes is to be found by clicking here. You will have to look for Lavender & Lime. I am entrant number 41 of 652.
I am asking you to please vote for me. Jan and Chantelle have both asked me “how does the voting work?” I hope what follows answers your question.
For every challenge, each entry receives a score that determines whether or not the blogger will move on to the next round. 50% of that score is determined by three expert judges (Dana Cowin, Nancy Silverton, and Pim Techamuanvivit). The other 50% of that score is determined by Featured Publishers.
So, for each of my Featured Publisher friends, your vote counts as 1 vote for me.
The score is confidential and cannot be seen by contestants, judges, or voters.
The general public (anyone, with or without a food blog) can also vote, but their votes are tabulated only toward the readers’ choice: the one entry with the most votes from the general public. The reward for readers’ choice is automatic advancement to the next round, although there is no readers’ choice for the final round.
To prevent ballot stuffing and to abide by legal requirements, the general public must register with Foodbuzz to vote. I know this sounds like a pain, but please do so! I stand to win $10 000 and there is so much good I can do with that money. As with the sales of Lavender & Lime part of my winnings (positive thinking here) will be donated to a good cause.
All voters (judges, Featured Publishers, and general public) have a set number of votes to cast per challenge. The number of votes is determined by the number of entrants that will advance. For example, 653 contestants have competed in Challenge #1: Picture Perfect. However, only 400 entrants will advance. This means that each voter will only be allowed to cast 400 votes for this round. You can only vote on an entry once. So, there will be no daily visit to vote for me, just this one vote for the first round, and if I progress, I will be back asking you to vote again.
Where does voting happen?
Each challenge will have a “challenge page,” where all entries for that challenge are visible. When voting is open, voters can come to the challenge page, browse entries, and vote. But, to be taken straight to the Foodbuzz Project Food Blog page just click here