TFA Photography Contest




TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA), in association with TASVEER, invites entries for its third annual TOTO awards for young Indian photographers. Two cash awards of Rs. 25,000 each will be given in January 2010.

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 2010.

The submissions should comprise a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 36 images, either in 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. 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 24 October 2009 at the latest.


H 301 Adarsh Gardens, 8th Block, 47th Cross, Jayanagar, Bangalore 560 082

Phone: 080-26990549

If you have any further queries, please write to


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.


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