Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards 2011: Guess who’s a Finalist?

November 15, 2011

Family, friends, beloved readers and faithful lurkers, I’m totally excited to announce that I am a finalist for the Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards 2011 for Best Photography Blog!

It’s all the more exciting because this year, the awards are held in my hometown of Kuala Lumpur. So brace yourself Malaysia, I’m coming home! The news is still sinking in but I’m eternally grateful and humbled. Thank you thank you for the nomination (if I ever find out who you are, I’m gonna bake you a whole lot of cakes!). And of course, much love to Nuffnang for selecting me as a finalist! 

I never imagined just how much I’d fall in love with food photography ever since I bought my first DSLR 2.5 years ago but the learning experience since has been brilliant. Especially to see my photos go from this:

[ OMG MY EYES!! ]

to this.

So now this is the part where I need your support the most! Being a finalist and heading to KL will be rewarding enough but winning would just be the mind-blowing icing on the cake. However I have zero expectations because there is some seriously SCARY competition in my category. I’m talking about some amazing lifestyle, art and travel photographers whereas it’s just little ol’ me and bowls of food. YIKES I don’t stand a chance!

But if you’ve ever enjoyed (and drooled!) at the photos on Citrus and Candy. Or if you really love your food. OR if you’re hungry then please send some votes my way here! Voting ends at 2:49am 28th November 2011 (AEST) and you can vote every two hours.

Finally, super congrats to all my fellow Aussies who were nominated including these two amazing food blogs (Sydney food bloggers represent!). I can’t wait to cheer them all on in Malaysia on December 16th!

Many thanks and love,

Citrus and Candy xx 

 

{ 57 comments… read them below or add one }

Rosetta Brock February 20, 2012 at 21:34

I admire your work. We’d be totally tearing through KL lol.
Rosetta Brock recently posted..Many Mops

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Katina Hendrix December 10, 2011 at 15:12

And congrats to you and the ES&T crew! Thanks Betty! I’m really drooling!
Katina Hendrix recently posted..Gout Tips

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Christina @ The Hungry Australian November 23, 2011 at 13:21

I’m so thrilled for you, Karen! Congratulations!!! You well deserve this nomination – I practically lick the screen every time I visit Citrus and Candy :D
Will definitely be voting for you. Well done again!
Christina @ The Hungry Australian recently posted..Easy Peasy Rocky Road

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mrs sweetcheeks November 22, 2011 at 21:10

voted for you twice because you deserve to win! i backtracked to your old posts and your progress is such an inspiration for me :) hope you win!

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Citrus and Candy November 22, 2011 at 23:25

Aww I’m feeling all warm and fuzzy now. Thanks so much! :D

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Food Wine Sleep November 22, 2011 at 10:11

Wihoo!! Congratulations Karen… well done you are an inspiration to anyone just starting out how far you have come. Have to say even the early choc cake photo is not that bad but you have come a long way.

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Citrus and Candy November 22, 2011 at 23:26

Lol actually the chocolate cake photo was the lesser of two evils. There are far worse photos but I wanted to spare you all ;P

But thanks so much for complements xx

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betty November 22, 2011 at 09:50

congrats how exciting!

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Citrus and Candy November 22, 2011 at 23:26

Thanks Betty!

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penny aka jeroxie November 21, 2011 at 22:13

Go go go!! Jia Yu!!
penny aka jeroxie recently posted..Cafe Mint, Surry Hills

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Citrus and Candy November 22, 2011 at 23:26

Cheers Penny! x

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Jules November 18, 2011 at 20:18

Can you give me the link to the recipe of that chocolate cake? I’m really drooling!

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Citrus and Candy November 22, 2011 at 23:28

Hi Jules, the recipe can be found here. Warning, the photos are pretty bad lol.

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Kaitlin November 18, 2011 at 10:51

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK! You have improved soooooo much – it’s amazing! I love your work :)
Kaitlin recently posted..Home – {Apple Caramel Cupcakes}

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 16:38

Thanks so much Kaitlin! It’s quite mind blowing to see the blog in the early days and compare it to now lol. I really appreciate your support! xx

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Nic@diningwithastud November 17, 2011 at 10:58

Congratulations :D very well deserved!
Nic@diningwithastud recently posted..Choc Coated Pumpkin and Marshmallow Bars

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:37

Thanks so much Nic!

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Katherine November 16, 2011 at 22:16

You have my vote my darlink… Congratulations. No matter what happens, you are a winner in my eyes. Have an amazing time… Your photos are amazing and everything you cook always looks so mouth watering. Cheers to a great time in KL…
Katherine recently posted..Halloween and The House That Boo Built

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:37

*Sniff* I love you Kath! :D

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Phuoc'n Delicious November 16, 2011 at 18:09

Oooot ooooot! Congrats Karen. You have come a long way with your photography and it’s definitely something to be proud of. Your work is wonderful, definitely something I aspire to. All the best! I think you’ll do fine. *happy dance*
Phuoc’n Delicious recently posted..Zest, Nelson Bay

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:38

Awww thanks so much Phuoc and for all your support xxxx

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thesuzchef November 16, 2011 at 16:45

CONGRATULATIONS!

Your pics are beautiful – cookbook quality – well deserved!

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:40

Thanks Suz!

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Jacq November 16, 2011 at 15:43

Congrats Karen! Your photos are amazing so this award is very well-deserved! I’m sure you’ll have a blast in Malaysia!
Jacq recently posted..Jamie’s Italian, Sydney

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:40

I definitely will! :D Thank yooooouuu

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Helen (grabyourfork) November 16, 2011 at 14:56

Congratulations Karen! Can’t wait to eat our way around KL with you in December!
Helen (grabyourfork) recently posted..Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011: Food Blog Finalist

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:40

Looking forward to partying with you Helen! Go GYF! :D

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Miss Piggy November 16, 2011 at 14:21

I think you stand a great chance of winning – I find food blogs like yours quite inspirational. I’ve gone from not really cooking much or exeprimenting at all to taking a chance on new dishes all because a lovely photo grabs my eye.

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:41

Aww Mel that’s awesome! Before you know it you’ll be churning out dinner parties like a goddess! Thanks for your lovely words xx

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Hotly Spiced November 16, 2011 at 13:29

Congrats. How exciting for you and how fabulous the awards are in your home town. Enjoy the experience.
Hotly Spiced recently posted..The Mark

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:42

I’m going to make the most of it that’s for sure! Thank you so much :)

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Rachel @ Bakerita November 16, 2011 at 13:05

Congratulations!! Just voted…crossing my fingers for you!
Rachel @ Bakerita recently posted..Whole Wheat Coconut Almond Scones

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:42

Woo hoo! Cheers Rachel!

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Christine November 16, 2011 at 12:54

Aww congratulations! That is such awesome news.. Your photos are award winning for sure! You have my vote :)

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:42

Thanks Christine! Really appreciate your support :)

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shaz November 16, 2011 at 12:32

Oh ow! Well done Karen. Fingers crossed for you, and of course I’ll vote :)
shaz recently posted..The Force is strong with this one

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:43

Cheers Shaz! Hope I’m not gonna be too nervous on the night :)

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Natashia@foodonpaper November 16, 2011 at 12:09

Totally have my vote! Congrats, that’s awesome news! And yes, I drool over your photos… often :)
Natashia@foodonpaper recently posted..Pink Snapper, Mussels and Clams al Cartoccio

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:43

Hee hee I live to make people drool :P Thanks so much Natashia!

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Sara (Belly Rumbles) November 16, 2011 at 10:21

Well done, massive smile on my face for you.
Sara (Belly Rumbles) recently posted..Dan Hong’s El Loco Mexican Cantina

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:44

Thanks Sara xxxx

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leaf (the indolent cook) November 16, 2011 at 09:43

Congratulations, I’ve always admired your photos… enjoy the trip to Malaysia! Off to vote now.
leaf (the indolent cook) recently posted..french lettuce, carlton

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:44

Woohoo! Thanks for your vote! :D

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chocolatesuze November 16, 2011 at 08:40

wooooot congrats!!!!

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:46

This calls for celebratory drinkies :P

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Tina @ bitemeshowme November 16, 2011 at 08:25

Congratulations Karen! You really are an amazing photographer. I admire your work.
Tina @ bitemeshowme recently posted..Jamie’s Italian, Sydney

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:46

Aww thanks Tina! :D

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Jennifer (Delicieux) November 16, 2011 at 08:06

Congratulations!!!! A very well deserved honour as your photography is stunning! I’ve voted for you. Good luck and have fun in your hometown! :)
Jennifer (Delicieux) recently posted..Blueberry Pancakes with Whipped Lemon Butter

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:48

Thanks so much for your awesome comment (and awesome vote too lol) :D

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Steph November 16, 2011 at 07:20

YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!! So excited for you!!! Congratulations Karenface, you deserve it. Your photos always blow my mind. YAY!
Steph recently posted..Purple Ombre Sprinkles Cake

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:48

I’m totally wishing you could be there with me. We’d be totally tearing through KL lol. Love you long time xx

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Minh November 16, 2011 at 07:19

Your photos have gotten amazing Karen!! Congrats on the nomination :D

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:49

And congrats to you and the ES&T crew! Your blog designs have always amazed me so can’t wait to cheer your win :D

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Rita (mademoiselle délicieuse) November 16, 2011 at 06:56

Awww…you put the drool (and sexy) in my world, Ms Candy! Congrats =D
Rita (mademoiselle délicieuse) recently posted..El Loco, Mexicana Cantina Y Barra

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:50

This calls for a few happy frolics! Love you Rita x

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Miss T November 16, 2011 at 05:29

CONGRATULATIONS! you’re an inspiration and all the very very best!
T x

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Citrus and Candy November 18, 2011 at 03:50

*blush* thank you so much! :)

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