2018 Co-winner of the Toto-Tasveer Award for Photography / Taha Ahmad


Tasveer, in association with Toto Funds the Arts (TFA) invites entries for the 15th annual Toto Awards from young photographers! 

The Toto-Tasveer Award for Photography is one of the most important photography awards in India today that recognises young talent. The award presents an opportunity to be associated with two renowned organisations that are committed to showcasing the finest of photography, and has been a significant stepping stone for previous nominees.

Two winners will be selected by a group of eminent judges and panelists to receive a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 each.


– All applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 29.  You may apply if you were born on or after 1 January 1989.

– 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.

– The images should be in .jpeg format only. Each file should be a minimum of 0.5 MB and a maximum of 1 MB each.

– The photographs should form a series with a theme. You can submit one or two series of photographs, but each series must include a maximum of 16 images, and a minimum of 8 images. Please do not send a random assortment of photographs.  

– All submissions should be sent by email to, with the subject line reading ‘Entry for Photography Awards 2019’. The submission must be accompanied by an application form. The deadline for applications is 20th August 2018!

Download the application form here.

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 the Tasveer or TFA 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 TFA 2019 Awards Ceremony.

If you have any further queries, please email