Wednesday, August 27, 2008

2009 Toto Awards: Call for entries

If you are a writer,photographer or a hot young musician then maybe you should check out the TFA 2009 awards.

TFA Creative Writing Awards
If you are a serious young writer TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) would like to support some of your work. Send in your best work to the 2009 TFA Creative Writing awards. TFA invites entries for its fourth annual TOTO awards for Indian creative writers in English. Two cash awards of Rs. 25,000 each will be given in January, 2009.

BUT: Entries are only invited from young people -- over the age of 18, and who have not celebrated their 30th birthday before 1 January 2009.

ALSO: The spirit of the Toto Awards is to identify promise and encourage young talent. Therefore, do not submit an entry if you are already an established writer.

TFA is looking for entries in three genres –– short plays, short stories and poetry.

The submissions should not exceed 7,500 words. You can submit any combination of your writing in the above genres, as long as the entire submission is within the stipulated word limit. IF you are submitting only poems, then please submit a minimum of 6-7 poems. IF you are submitting only short stories, then two stories would be preferable.


Entries should reach TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) by 4 October 2008 at the latest. There will be no extension of the submission date.

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA)
H 301 Adarsh Gardens, 8th Block, 47th Cross, Jayanagar, Bangalore 560 082
Phone: 080-26990549

Entries should be sent in soft e-mail copy to totofundsthearts@yahoo.com as well in hard copy form to the above address. Please address queries to the same e-mail ID.

THE FINE PRINT:
Entries must be accompanied by a signed statement confirming the applicant’s date of birth, whether the applicant’s work has been published in print (give details), and also affirming that the submitted work is original. Please ensure that the hard copy does not carry your name on it. Submitted entries will be given code numbers to protect applicants’ identities from the jury during the judging process.

Submitted material will not be returned.

The decision of the TFA jury is final and cannot be contested in any forum.

Please note: We reserve the right to use your submitted writings (if necessary) to publicise the awards either on our website or in any in-house materials such as a newsletter. Otherwise, the copyright rests with the writer and your submission will be put to no other use without your express permission.

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) is a not-for-profit public trust set up in memory of Angirus ‘Toto’ Vellani, who was intensely passionate about music, literature and films.


TFA Awards for photography

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA), in association with TASVEER, invites entries for its second annual TOTO awards for young Indian photographers. Two cash awards of Rs. 25,000 each will be given in January, 2009.


The spirit of the Toto Awards is to identify promise and encourage young talent. THEREFORE, entries are only invited from young people -- over the age of 18, who will not have celebrated their 30th birthday before 1 January 2009.

The submissions should comprise a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 36 photographs, either in colour or black and white, or a mix of the two.

1. The photographs should comprise still images. Video photography will not be accepted.
2. They should be high resolution (print quality): 350-600 dpi.
3. The submission should be made on CD (three copies) along with hard copies of five photographs of your choice. These should be in reasonable size, i.e. easily visible, but not larger than A-4.
4. The photographs could be on one theme or an assortment of themes. Your choice.
5. Submitted material will not be returned.

Entries should reach TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) by 20 October, 2008 at the latest.


TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA)
H 301 Adarsh Gardens, 8th Block, 47th Cross, Jayanagar, Bangalore 560 082
Phone: 080-26990549
If you have any further queries, please write to totofundsthearts@yahoo.com

THE FINE PRINT:

Entries must be accompanied by a signed statement confirming the applicant’s date of birth, whether the applicant’s work has been published in print (give details), and also affirming that the submitted work is original. Please ensure that the submitted CDs and prints do not carry your name on them. Submitted entries will be given code numbers to protect applicants’ identities from the jury during the judging process.

Submitted material will not be returned.

The decision of the TFA jury is final and cannot be contested in any forum.

Please note: We reserve the right to use your photographs (if necessary) to publicise the awards and in any in-house materials such as a newsletter. Otherwise, the copyright rests with the photographer and your submission will be put to no other use without your express permission.

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) is a not-for-profit public trust set up in memory of Angirus ‘Toto’ Vellani, who was intensely passionate about music, literature and films. Tasveer is an organisation committed to showcasing the finest in photography.


TFA Awards for Music

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA), in association with Counter Culture Records (CCR), invites entries for the fifth annual TOTO awards for young budding musicians and bands. The winner of the award has two options: (i) the Rs 50,000 cash prize (to be used towards your music!) OR (ii) a complete record deal from CCR + a music equipment voucher from On-Stage Music (India’s high quality music equipment store) worth Rs 15,000! The record deal will include recording and releasing your debut album across India.

TFA is looking for entries in contemporary music from all parts of India (bands or individuals). The list of genres extends from rock, jazz, heavy metal, trance, house, instrumental, folk, to any genre which is yet to be "born". The award is open to music in any language.

Over the past five years, the TFA music award has grown as a concept and has become an event that all young musicians look forward to. It's an opportunity to see where you stand among many other Indian musicians, and to get your music heard and judged by veterans in the field. Entries will be judged by a panel of three independent jurors, both on your music and your potential as an artist/band. Professional recording quality is not a requirement.

Past judges have ranged from Luke Kenny (VJ, Actor), Vishal Dadlani (Pentagram, Vishal-Shekhar), to Raghu Dixit (Music Director and vocalist) and Arjun Sankalia (GM, International Repertoire, Sony BMG). Over the years, we've seen this award been presented to bands such as Myndsnare (2005), Demonic Resurrection (2006), Lounge Piranha (2007), and the newest addition to the list, Shefali Alvares (2008).

Eligibility:

• The award is open to all Indian nationals resident in India (no NRIs please)
• You must NOT be over 30 as on January 1, 2009
• The spirit of the TFA Awards is to identify and encourage young talent. Therefore, do not submit an entry if your music has received a commercial contract
• Entries can be in any language
• Submissions should be 100% original

Deadline: 31 October, 2008

Application package should include the following:
• 2 CD copies of the music (audio or .wav formats - no MP3). Please label each CD with the name of the artist/band and a contact no. Please also include track names. You can send in between 3-5 tracks.
• A signed statement confirming: (i) the applicants’ date of birth (ii) the names of any previously released singles/CDs (iii) that the submitted work is original.
• Applicant’s contact information, including telephone and cell number, email and postal address.
Applications should be submitted to:
TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS, H 301 Adarsh Gardens, 8th Block, 47th Cross, Jayanagar, Bangalore 560 082, Phone: 080-26548139
If you have any queries, please contact: counterculture[at]oml[dot]in OR radha[at]oml[dot]in
The Fine Print:
• Submitted material will not be returned.
• The decision of the TFA jury is final and cannot be contested in any forum.
• The submissions should be 100% original. Copyright issues are the responsibility of the applicant, not TFA.
Please note: We reserve the right to use your submitted music (if necessary) to publicise the awards either on our website or in any in-house materials. Otherwise, the copyright rests with the musicians and your submission will be put to no other use without your express permission.

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) is a not-for-profit public charitable trust set up in memory of Angirus 'Toto' Vellani who was intensely passionate about music, literature and films.
Counter Culture Records is an independent music label that actively pursues new sounds and new music and is dedicated to providing a platform for talented artists and bands to release their music, enabling them to reach wider audiences.
The Onstage Foundation (www.onstagefoundation.org) is an initiative set up by "Onstage Music" to improve the infrastructure in the Indie music scene in India, by setting up a fund of one million INR to seed projects by musicians and people interested in being a part of this ever-growing endeavour.

7 comments:

Pratap said...

So today is the last day, and I have been trying to call up 26548139 to submit my photos for the photography competition. Some woman picked up the phone in the morning and identified herself as a maid, and said she doesn't know anything about the submissions and said the family will be back only tomorrow. Can you make an exception and extend the submission date in this regard?

Thanks!

Pratap

TFA said...

Hi

Pratap, I hope you have heard that the deadlines have been extended.

Good luck.

Pratap said...

Thanks! I see that you have extended the submission date.

K?K! said...

Hi i have already sent in my entries.
but these tips with respect to 6/7 poems or two short stories, were not mentioned then.
I have sent one poem and one short story and i hope im still eligible.

J. said...

My group is the Western Music Society in college. We are all untrained in voice/ sight-reading. We usually sing a cappella, that is our strength.
For the first time this year we have attempted a wholly original composition; I wrote the lyrics and the music. It is an a cappella piece with upto 7-part harmonies, and last month it won 1st prize at the inter-college group song contest at IIT-Delhi.

For this competition, the rules say 3-5 original compositions may be submitted,

We have this one, which is original;
Other than this we have many adaptations - songs which we have converted to a cappella, in various languages.

I would very much like to enter my group into this comtest,
please tell me whether we can enter with one composition, or whether our adaptations are eligible.


Thanks a lot,

--
Jyoti Iyer,
President, Western Music Society,
Lady Shri Ram College for Women

In the shadows or the sun? said...

Hi! I came across the award details through the advertisement in Hindu and was not aware of the 6-7 poetries requirement! I have sent in Just 2 poetries....do I continue to stand eligible for participation?

Bindhu Malini said...

hello, I know it is slightly late in the day. But I got to know of awards only now. Do I still have time to make a submission under the music category? Kindly let me know what the extend deadline is.