Delighted and honoured to have received my very first winning placement in a Japanese photo award:
Dear Siyuan Ma,
It is my great pleasure to inform you that your work has been awarded a winning placement in the 1st TIFA Photo Awards 2016! This year was the first year for the Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA), and it was a majorly successful one at that. With over three thousands of submissions from over seventy countries, the judges certainly had their work cut out for them. The panel of professionals cast thousands of votes and the results are in.
An international jury panel of photography professionals judged entries by the following categories: Advertising, Architecture, Book, Editorial, Fine Art, Nature, People, Events, Science, Portfolio and Moving Images. TIFA asked each judge to use the same criteria when reviewing the photographs: originality, creativity, excellence of execution, and overall impact. The identity of all photographers is not shown during the voting process to ensure fairness and the integrity of the competition.
To find your TIFA Winner’s Certificate (PDF) and TIFA Winner's seal please login to your TIFA account http://tokyofotoawards.jp/submit/ click Winners section and use these materials to promote your winning works. TIFA will be sending a major press release announcing the winners in hope that your winning work will get the exposure it deserves.
You can check all TIFA’16 Winners here.
The 40 Main Category Winners will be exhibited in the end of February 2017 in Tokyo, venue and exact day will be announced shortly. All other winners will be projected on screen. To see the list of winners’ included in exhibition click here.
Congratulations on your great work!
Sincerely, Hossein Farmani Co-founder, TIFA