Toto Funds the Arts

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) in association with TASVEER invites entries for its first annual awards for young Indian photographers. Two cash awards of Rs. 25,000 each will be given in January 2008.
The spirit of the Toto Awards is to identify promise and encourage young talent. THEREFORE, if you are less than 18 and older than 30 on 1 January 2008, or live outside India, read no further!

The submissions should comprise a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 36 photographs, either in colour or black and white, or a mix of the two.
1. The photographs 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 30 September 2007 at the latest.
TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA), H 301 Adarsh Gardens, 8th Block, 47th Cross, Jayanagar, Bangalore 560 082
Phone: 080-26548139/080-26990549
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 and/or exhibited in any forum (give details), and also affirming that the submitted work is original.

An independent jury will be appointed to decide on the awards. The decision of this jury will be final and not contestable in any forum.
Please note: We reserve the right to use your photographs (if necessary) to publicise the awards and in any inhouse 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 a new organisation committed to showcasing contemporary photography.