Tokyo International Foto Awards

Here is my good news of the day. My first victory. There were 3000 professional international photographers and I placed at the top. I'm not the best photographer in the world, but I'm one of them. Placing at the top in Tokyo makes me hopeful for the big New York international competitions that get judged at the end of January.

Dear George Furman,

It is my great pleasure to inform you that your work has been awarded an Honorable Mention 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 HM Winner’s Certificate (PDF) and TIFA HM Winner's seal please login to your TIFA account xxxxxx 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 

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 


Congratulations on your great work!

Hossein Farmani
Co-founder, TIFA