Friday, May 29, 2015

Toto Awards for Photography 2016: Call for Entries



TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA), in association with TASVEER, invites applications for its ninth annual 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 18 August 2015

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 1986. 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 MB 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)
(Category: Photography)
H 301, Adarsh Gardens
47th Cross, 8th Block
Bangalore 560 082
Phone 080 26990549/098806 23357

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 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. 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. 

If you have any further queries please email sarita.tfaawards@gmail.comNo queries 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 or the TASVEER website or in any of our in-house materials. 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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