Eight awards were given away under four categories at the 9th annual Toto Awards held here on Saturday.

The awards have been instituted by Toto Funds the Arts (TFA), a non-profit organisation, set up in memory of Angirus ‘Toto’ Vellani, who was intensely passionate about music, literature and film. In the music category, Chennai-based Adam and the Fish-Eyed Poets received the award.

Writing

Aditi Rao from Delhi received the award for poetry and Swetanshu Bora from Bangalore received the award for creative writing in English.

Niha Masih from New Delhi and Nikhil H. Patel from Surat received awards in the photography category.

D.M. Kurke Prashanth from Bangalore bagged the award for creative writing in Kannada.

Films

In the short film category, Anoop Sathyan from Thrissur received the award for his film A Dream Called America , while Raam Reddy from Bangalore received the award for his film Ika .

The winners in the music category received Rs. 50,000. The other winners received Rs. 25,000 each.