Monday, July 25, 2016

Toto-Tasveer Awards for Photography 2017: Call for Entries



TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA), in association with TASVEER, invites applications for its tenth annual TOTO-TASVEER 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 15 September 2016


The deadline has been extended to 7 October, 2016.

Only Indian nationals resident in India are eligible to apply. (Overseas Citizen of India card-holders are not eligible.) And since the spirit of the award is to identify promising young photographers, you can apply if you were born on or after 1 January 1987. 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 no 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 post 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

The Fine Print

The Photography Application Form (available here on the TFA blog [] and the TASVEER website) should be filled and signed and sent along with your submission.  Applicants also need to ensure that their name does not appear anywhere on the CDs or the hard copy version of their photographs. Your submissions will be given code numbers to protect your identity from the jury.

Submitted material will not be returned.  The decision of the jury will be final and cannot be contested in any forum.  We reserve the right to use your submitted photographs (if necessary) to promote the TOTO-TASVEER Awards either on our or the TASVEER website or in any of our in-house/related materials. Barring this, the copyright rests with the applicants and the submissions will be put to no other use without their express permission. 

All winning applicants need to ensure that their winning photographs carry due credit/mention of the TOTO-TASVEER Award wherever they are exhibited or published for a period of two years post the TOTO 2017 Awards Ceremony

If you have any further queries please email sarita.tfaawards@gmail.comNo queries will be answered on phone. 

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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