TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA), in association with TASVEER, invites entries for its fourth annual Toto awards for young Indian photographers from persons between the ages of 18 and 29. Two winners, to be decided by an eminent panel, will get a cash award of Rs 25,000 each. Entries should reach TFA by
10 September 2011 18th October 2011.
Only Indian nationals resident in India are eligible for the awards. You can apply if you were born on or after 1 January 1982. No exceptions will be made. Also, since the spirit of the award is to identify promising photographers, do not apply if you are already well established in your field.
The submissions should comprise a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 24 images, either in colour or black and white, or a mix of the two.
The submission should comprise still images. Video photography will not be accepted.
The images should be of a resolution between a minimum of .5 and a maximum of 1 MB.
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. DVDs will not be accepted.
The photographs should be on one or two themes. Your choice. Please do not send a random assortment.
Entries should be sent by courier or ordinary post (and NOT by registered or speed post) to the address below (the phone numbers supplied are for courier purposes only).
Toto Funds the Arts (TFA)
H 301 Adarsh Gardens
8th Block, 47th Cross
Bangalore 560 082
Phone 080 26990549/098806 23357
Please state the category of awards for which you are applying, in this case Photography.
Entries must be accompanied by a hard copy statement, signed by you, confirming your name, date of birth, whether your work has been exhibited/published in print (give details), and also affirming that the submitted work is original. Please also give us your postal address, email ID, phone number (landline and mobile) and a short bio. Please ensure that your name does not appear either on the hard copy version of your photographs or on the CDs. Your entries will be given code numbers to protect your identity from the jury during the judging process.
Note: Submitted material will not be returned. The decision of the TFA jury will be final and cannot be contested in any forum. We reserve the right to use your submitted photographs (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 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.