Markku Lahdesmaki

About the Competition

Our mission at TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS is to recognise, reward and connect talented photographers from around the world to new audiences and new eyes in the creative community of Tokyo, Japan. The competition is open to everyone and we invite photographers from all over the world to enter their work.

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 MIFA trophy

First Place Category Winners Pro and Non-Pro
Advertising, Architecture, Book, Editorial, Events, Fine Art, Nature, People,Portfolio, Science Moving Images

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

Work of 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 the website
–    Published winning images in the gallery exhibition catalogue
–    Press release and newsletter announcements to over 90,000 in TIFA Community.
–    TIFA certificate of achievements and winner’s logo.

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.

Entry Fees

Professional:
$20 per single image
$30 per series ( 2-8 images with same theme)
$10 per additional category, if same entry is submitted to multiple categories

Non-professional: 
$15 per single image
$20 per series (2-8 images with same theme)
$10 per additional category, if same entry is submitted to multiple categories

Students: 
$10 per single image
$15 per series (2-8 images with same theme)
$5 per additional category, if same entry is submitted to multiple categories

Please note that there are no further fees for winners services. The award, winners packages and publications are all free of charge.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Only digital submissions are permitted and image files must be minimum 1000 pixels on the longest side, 72 pixel/inch and saved as .jpg, in RGB format and not exceed 4MB per file.

You may enter the same photograph into as many categories as you see fit. You can also submit as many entries in as many categories as you like. All photographs should be no older than 5 years.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
We define Professional as those who earn the majority of their income from photography.
Emerging and student photographers are also invited to submit their work. TIFA is open to photographers from all over the world.

USE AND OWNERSHIP OF IMAGES
Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer. Any photograph used by TIFA shall carry the photographer’s credit line.

Winners will be announced 30-45 days after the final deadline.