Tokyo International Foto Awards

Tokyo International Foto Awards

Deadline: October 31, 2020
Entry Fee: from $10 to $50
Prizes: $2,000, $3,000 cash, participation in the exhibition

The Tokyo International Foto Awards acknowledges, commends, and promotes outstanding photography from all corners of the globe. TIFA connects photographers with the creative community in Tokyo, Japan, to provide them with an excellent platform to present their work to a new market.

We encourage all photographers to participate in the TIFA photo competition. Share your unique talents with the world and win prizes, awards, and recognition.

Eligibility

The TIFA competition is open to anyone aged 18+ residing anywhere in the world. Professional entries will be judged against other professionals; emerging and student entries against other students / emerging.

Sections

  • Professional
  • Amateur

Categories

  • Advertising
    This category is for commercial images used to sell, market, promote or advertise a product, service, or person(s).
  • Architecture
    This category is for architectural photography, buildings or structures, interior or exterior, and any part thereof; dynamic images of architecture or architectural details.
  • Book
    Bodies of work published in book form, including exhibition catalogues, prototypes, proposals, independently published, self-published, traditional, limited edition, multi-author, single-author, intersectional, zine, handmade, re-issue, and more. Cover image plus 6 pages.
  • Editorial
    This category is for images usually meant to accompany text, illustrate a story, article, or an idea within the context of a publication, and can cover a wide range of subjects.
  • Events
  • Fine Art
    This category should feature images where the intention is aesthetic, revealing the subjective, creative vision of the artist, photos that express an idea, a message, or an emotion through the image and the technique used to create it.
  • Nature
    This category is for photography that is devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes, wildlife, plants, and close-ups of natural scenes and textures.
  • People
    This category is for photographs where people are the focus, whether a single person or a group, showing the human aspect of life in all its wonderful variet
  • Science
  • Portfolio
    You may enter up to 20 images that represents your entire work or only a series in Advertising, Fine Arts, Wedding, Personal Work. The images should represent the best of your work, without any year limitations.

Awards and Promotion

TIFA Photographer of the Year

$3,000 cash prize and TIFA trophy

New Talent of the Year

$2,000 cash prize and TIFA trophy

First Place Category Winners Pro and Non-Pro

Advertising, Architecture, Book, Editorial, Events, Fine Art, Nature, People,Portfolio, Science

$100 cash prize each (Paypal or Amazon gift card) *One cash prize per entry only

First Place Main Category Winners Pro and Non Pro will enjoy extensive publicity throughout the year in addition to the following benefits:

  • Work exhibited in Tokyo and beyond
  • Work showcased on the main page of our website
  • Feature winning images in the online gallery exhibition
  • Press release and newsletter announcements to over 90,000 in TIFA Community
  • Printable TIFA certificate of achievement
  • Winner’s Logo to be used online and on printed materials

Other Winners & Honorable Mention

Winners will enjoy extensive publicity throughout the year in addition to the following benefits:

  • Feature winning images in the online gallery exhibition
  • Press release and newsletter announcements to over 90,000 in TIFA Community
  • Printable TIFA certificate of achievement
  • Winner’s Logo to be used online and on printed materials

Deadlines

  • EB Deadline: May 31, 2020
  • Extended EB Deadline: June 30, 2020
  • Regular Deadline: September 30, 2020
  • Final Deadline: October 31, 2020
  • Winners will be announced 30-45 days after the final deadline.

Entry Fees

  • Professional
    $20 per single image
    $30 per series ( 2-8 images with the same theme)
    30% off per additional category, if same entry is submitted to multiple categories
  • Non-professional
    $15 per single image
    $20 per series (2-8 images with the same theme)
    30% off per additional category, if same entry is submitted to multiple categories
  • Students
    $10 per single image
    $15 per series (2-8 images with the same theme)
    30% off per additional category, if same entry is submitted to multiple categories
  • Portfolio category
    Entry fee for the Portfolio Category is $50

Use and Ownership of Images

Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer.

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