Thursday, July 18, 2013

Toto Photography Awards 2014: Call for Entries



TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA), in association with TASVEER, invites entries for its 2014 Toto awards for photography 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 30,000 each. Entries should reach TFA by 30 September 2013. There will be no further extension of the deadline.

Only Indian nationals resident in India are eligible to apply. Since the spirit of the award is to identify promising photographers, you can apply if you were born on or after 1 January 1984. No exceptions will be made

The submission should comprise a maximum of 16 images, in either colour or black and white, or a mix of the two. 

  1. The submission should comprise still images. Video photography will not be accepted.
  2. The images should be of a size between a minimum of .5 and a maximum of 1 MB each.
  3. The submission should be made on CD (three copies) along with hard copies of only 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.
  4. 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 / 09880623357

Entries must be accompanied by a statement, signed by you, confirming your name, date of birth, whether your work has been exhibited/published in print (give details), and affirming that the submitted work is original. Please also give us your postal address, email ID, phone numbers (landline and mobile) and a short bio. Also 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. 

If you have any further questions please email or  No questions will be answered on phone. 

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.

TASVEER is an organisation committed to showcasing the finest in photography.

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. 

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