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Tokyo International Foto Awards


At TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS we recognize, honor and connect talented photographers from around the world to new audiences and new eyes in the creative circles of Tokyo, Japan. The competition is open to everyone and we invite photographers from all over the world to enter their work.




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


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.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Any images that you submit to TIFA may be used in promotional material related to the award (in social media, newsletters, on the TIFA website, etc.) but never for any other purpose than the promotion of the Tokyo International Foto Awards. You retain the copyright for your images and you will always be credited accordingly if your image(s) are used for this purpose. This includes media and press announcements in the case of your being awarded a prize in the competition and in the process of publicizing and promoting the TIFA winning works . If we are contacted by outside media or press who wish to use TIFA winning images in relation to promoting the TIFA awards, we retain the right to provide them with a TIFA Press Pack (which includes low-res files of all winning photographs) for publication online or in print, provided both the photographer and TIFA are credited accordingly and the publication directly references the TIFA awards. If higher resolution images are needed in the case of a print publication, the photographer will be contacted directly. Your images will never be released or allowed to be used for any purpose NOT specifically relating to the TIFA photography awards.


Architecture Fine Art Documentary Other Photojournalism Nature People