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NCPA Festival Needs You

The NCPA is organising a theatre festival from Nov 26 to Dec 5 2010. Those interested in doing platform performances, readings, performance poetry or just volunteering to help when things go crazy, please mail Deepa Shinde on ncpafestival@gmail.com.



Toto Funds the Arts (TFA), in association with Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, invites entries for its sixth annual Toto awards, from persons between the ages of 18 and 29, for writing in English in three genres: short plays, short stories and poetry. Two winners, to be decided by an eminent panel, will get a cash award of Rs 25,000 each. Entries should reach TFA by 15 October 2010. There will be no extension of the deadline.

The awards are meant only for Indian nationals resident in India. You are eligible to apply if you were born on or after 1 January 1981. No exceptions will be made. Also, since the spirit of the award is to identify promising writers, please do not apply if you are already a well-known writer.

Each entry should be not more than 7,500 words. If you are submitting poems, please send 6 to 10 poems. If you are submitting short stories, their combined word length should be at least 2,500. You can, if you wish, send only a single story of 2,500 to 7,500 words. You can send entries in all three categories — poems, short stories and plays — but you must send in separate entries for each category. For example, your poems can constitute one entry, your short stories the second entry, plays a third entry. The word limit will remain 7,500 per entry.

Entries should be sent in soft email copy to totofundsthearts@yahoo.com, as well as in hard copy form by courier or ordinary post only (and NOT by speed or registered post) to the address below (the phone numbers supplied are for courier purposes only).

Toto Funds the Arts (TFA)

H 301 Adarsh Gardens

8th Block, 47th Cross


Bangalore 560 082

Phone 080 26990549/098896 23357

Entries must be accompanied by a statement, signed by you, confirming your name, date of birth, whether your work has been published in print (give details), and also affirming that the submitted work is original. Please also give us your postal address, email ID, phone number (landline and mobile) and a short bio. Please ensure that the hard copy version of your submissions does not carry your name on it.

If you have any further queries please email totofundsthearts@yahoo.com or tfaindia@yahoo.com No queries will be answered on phone.