2018 Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year

OZTek 2018 Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year       First Prize Nikon D850 Camera Body    This competition is now closed 


OZTek and Nikon are pleased to announce the second Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year .

Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year is a chosen collection of six (6) images and the winning portfolios will be displayed around the country in Australia's capital cities as part of the Ocean Film Festival in March & April 2018.

Competition entrants need enter six (6) images from the existing OZTek bi-annual underwater competition categories, each portfolio will be judged by a panel of peer photographers, as well as through a public vote.

Our competition judges will be looking for the following criteria when choosing the 2018 Nikon Portfolio of the Year:

‘The portfolio needs to demonstrate clarity of vision and artistic intent to produce an inspirational body of work from three of the five standard OZTek Underwater Photography Competition categories. Portfolio images should show breadth of skill with different underwater photography styles (e.g. wide angle, macro etc.), lighting techniques and subject matter while illustrating the passion, dedication and expertise needed to create a consistent collection of captivating images’.

2018 Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year Award rules:

  • The Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year is for ages 18 and over.
  • Entrants to submit between six (6) images to represent their portfolio.  
  • Each entrant may submit one (1) portfolio only.
  • Images provided need to represent three (3) of the five (5) of the existing bi-annual OZTek Underwater Photographic Competition categories.
  • These categories are:
    • Cave Diving
    • Wreck Diving
    • Marine Life – wide angle without diver
    • Marine life with Diver
    • Macro or Super Macro marine life
  • All images are subject to the overall competition terms & conditions - click here for details

2018 Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year prizes:

First Prize:

The winning portfolio will receive a Nikon D850 camera body worth AUD $5,295.00
Second Place
portfolio will win a Divers Alert Network Prize pack valued at $300 and includes:
  • DAN AP Individual Membership for a year
  • DAN Master Plan Treatment Insurance
  • DAN Gear Bag
  • DAN Surface Marker Buoy
  • DAN Book Pack

Third Place Portfolio wins an OZTek T-shirt and a Gold Pass to OZTek2019

Competition registration opens December 1st, 2017 and closes on January 31st, 2018

Nikon Dive Portfolio registration page

Winning Portfolios - Where to see them:

All 2018 Nikon Portfolio place setting portfolios will have their images printed and exhibited in Australian capital cities as an accompaniment to Ocean Film Festival Australia  as well as at OZTek2019 at the ICC Sydney. 

So, if you’d like to see some awesome ocean movies AND some awesome underwater images by talented underwater photographers, check out the Ocean Film Festival showings below and find a date and city to suit:

OZTek Advanced Diving and Nikon Australia will be at

 Gold Coast March 8, 2018 The Arts Theatre Gold Coast
 Sydney March 9 - 10, 2018 Seymour Centre, City Road
 Perth March 13 - 16, 2018 State Theatre Centre
 Adelaide March 17, 2018 The Capri Cinema
 Melbourne March 21, 2018 The Astor, St Kilda
 Newcastle March 22, 2018 Tower Cinemas, King Street
 Brisbane April 16 -18, 2018 Brisbane Powerhouse


For details on the 2018 Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year go to: http://www.oztek.com.au/Photo-Comp-2018

For tickets and details to the Ocean Film Festival Australia go to: http://oceanfilmfestivalaustralia.com.au


Our 2017 Nikon Dive Portfolio winners are:

1st Place: Anders Nyberg

2nd Place: Tracey Jennings

3rd Place: Ross Gudgeon 

To view their winning portfolios, and all other entries to the 2017 competition, click here