TOTO Funds the Arts Awards 2018 [Music, Creative Writing, Photography, Short Films]: Prizes Over Rs. 4L; Submit by Aug 20

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TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) invites entries for its fifteenth TOTO Awards in the following categories:

  1. Photography
  2. Music
  3. Creative Writing in English
  4. Creative Writing in Kannada
  5. Short Films

Eligibility

The awards are meant only for Indian citizens resident in India. (Overseas Citizen of India card-holders are not eligible.) Anyone between the ages 18 and 29 are eligibile to participate.

Prizes

  • Photography: 2 prizes of Rs. 50,000 each.
  • Music: 1 prize of Rs. 60,000.
  • Creative Writing in English: 2 prizes of Rs. 50,000 each.
  • Creative Writing in Kannada: 1 prize of Rs. 50,000.
  • Short film: 2 prizes of Rs. 50,000 each.

The last date to submit your entries is August 20, 2018.

The details of each of the contests are given below.

Photography

  1. The submission should comprise still images, in either colour or black-and-white, or a mix of the two. Video photography will not be accepted.
  2. The images should be of a size between a minimum of 0.5 MB and a maximum of 1 MB each.
  3. The images should form a series with a theme. You may submit one or two series of photographs, but each series must comprise a maximum of 16 images, and a minimum of 8. Please do not send a random assortment of images.
  4. The photographs should be sent in .jpg format only.
  5. The submission should be sent by email to photography.tfa@gmail.com, with the subject line reading ‘Entry for Photography Awards 2019’. The submission must be accompanied by an application form completed and signed by the applicant. The application form is available here. The application form can also be requested by writing to the above-mentioned email address.
If you have any questions, please email photography.tfa@gmail.com.

For details, click here.

Music

Contemporary original music from all parts of India, in any genre and language, is welcome.

In the past TFA has received entries in genres ranging from rock, jazz, hip-hop, heavy metal and electronic to instrumental and folk, being sung in English, Hindi, Kannada, Bengali, and other Indian languages. Although it is never easy to compare diverse entries, our experience is that talent and potential have a way of standing out regardless.

TFA tends to reward music that explores new territory in the Indian music scene in the hope that the recognition and the cash award can help sustain it. The jury comprise individuals with plenty of music experience as well as an open ear for new sounds.

The application process is fully online.

  1. Go to this page
  2. You will see an Application Form for the 2019 TOTO Music Award.
  3. Artist Details: Fill in all the fields as required so that we have your artist details.
  4. Music: We require you to submit 3 of your best tracks for review. You need to put them up on soundcloud.com (this is a requirement!) and the application form will accept a link for each track. The artist name shown in the soundcloud track must be the same as that of the applicant.
  5. Pictures: 3 print resolution pictures of the artist/band, if possible in performance
    will need to be uploaded in the appropriate section of the form.
  6. Your submission should be available on soundcloud until after the Awards Ceremony in January 2019.

Further queries write to totomusicaward@gmail.com.

For full details, click here

Creative Writing in English

  1. The hard copy and soft copy of each entry MUST be accompanied by an Application Form, which you can access here.
  2. You can also request a copy of the Application Form by writing to sarita.tfaawards@gmail.com No entry will be accepted without this form, with all particulars filled in along with your name and signature as it appears in your bank account.
  3. Each entry should be not more than 7,500 words.
  4. If you are submitting poems, please send us between 6 and 10 poems.
  5. If you are submitting short stories, their combined word length should be at least 2,500 words. You can, if you wish, send only a single story of 2,500 to 7,500 words.
  6. Similarly for plays, you may submit one or more plays, but the word length of your entry should not exceed 7,500 words.
  7. You can send entries in all three categories — poems, short stories and plays — but you must send in a separate entry for each category. For example, your poems can constitute one entry, your short stories the second entry, and plays a third.
  8. Please state the category for which you are applying on the envelope, e.g., Writing-English (poetry) or Writing-English (short fiction), or Writing-English (plays).
  9. Also ensure that no page of your entry, with the exception of the Application Form and the envelope containing your entry, carries your name on it.
  10. Entries should be sent by email (MS word document only) to sarita.tfaawards@gmail.com. The hard copy should be sent by courier or ordinary post (and NOT by speed post or registered post) to the address below (the phone numbers supplied are for courier purposes only):Toto Funds the Arts (TFA)
    H 301 Adarsh Gardens
    47th Cross, 8th Block
    Jayanagar
    Bangalore 560 082
    Phone 080 26990549 / 09880623357

If you have any further queries please email sarita.tfaawards@gmail.com.

For full details, click here

Creative Writing in Kannada

  1. The hard copy and soft copy of each entry MUST be accompanied by an Application Form, which you can access by clicking here.
  2. You can also request a copy by writing to tfa.kannada@gmail.com. No entry will be accepted without the Application Form, with all particulars filled in, along with your name and signature as it appears in your bank account.
  3. Each entry should be not more than 7,500 words.
  4. If you are submitting poems, please send 6 to 10 poems.
  5. If you are submitting short stories, their combined word length should be between 2,500 and 7500 words. You may, if you wish, send only a single story of 2,500 to 7,500 words.
  6. For plays, you may submit a single play or two or three, but again their combined word length should not exceed 7,500 words.
  7. You can send entries in all three categories — poems, short stories and plays — but you must send in a separate entry for each category. For example, your poems can constitute one entry, your short stories a second, and plays a third.
  8. Please submit only a typed, not handwritten, copy of your entry or entries. Please state the awards category for which you are applying on the envelope, e.g., Writing-Kannada (poetry) or Writing-Kannada (play) or Writing-Kannada (short story).
  9. Also ensure that no page of your entry, with the exception of the Application Form and the envelope in which you send your entry, carries your name on it.
  10. Entries should be sent by e-mail (MS word document only) to tfa.kannada@gmail.com. The hard copy should be sent by courier or ordinary post only (and NOT by speed post or registered post) to the address below (the phone numbers supplied are for courier purposes only):Toto Funds the Arts (TFA)
    H 301 Adarsh Gardens
    47th Cross, 8th Block
    Jayanagar
    Bangalore 560 082
    Phone 080 26990549/098806 23357

If you have any further queries please email tfa.kannada@gmail.com or call +919844264157.

For details, click here.

Short Film

  1. To apply fill in the Application Form.
  2. The form may also be obtained by request from shortfilm.tfa@gmail.com and emailed back to us at the same address (shortfilm.tfa@gmail.com).
  3. A link and password to the preview copy of the film must be included in the application form. The preview copy can be made available on any site offering you free access to password protected uploads. The link and password should be available to us until after the awards ceremony in January 2019.
  4. You may submit up to a maximum of 3 short films in any language with English subtitles.
  5. They should not be longer than 30 minutes each.
  6. Only films completed between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018 will qualify.
  7. The award will go to the director of the film. Films with more than one director will not be accepted. Only individuals can apply.
  8. Institutions can ONLY submit a film on behalf of the individual director of the film.
  9. If your film(s) is long-listed, you will need to send us two DVDs of the film(s).

You can clear your doubts by emailing us at shortfilm.tfa@gmail.com.

For details, click here.

 

Toto Funds the Arts is a non-profit trust set up in 2004 in memory of Angirus ‘Toto’ Vellani, who was intensely passionate about music, literature and film. It nurtures and encourages young artists in India through awards, workshops and other events.

Unless you have won this TOTO Award earlier, you are eligible to apply again.

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