Photo Comp

Tammy Gibbs - winner of the 2018 Nikon Dive Portfolio of the YearTammy Gibbs. Winner of the 2018 Nikon Dive Portfolio 

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Blue Lagoon Resort Truk

Dive Adventures  

Rodney Fox Great White Shark Expeditions 

Master Liveaboards at OZTek2019

Sam's Tours Palau 



DAN Worldwide at OZTek2019

2019 Nikon Shot of the Year

OZTek Image Gallery
Images from previous competitions


OZTek & OZDive '22 Underwater Photographic Competition details will be announced shortly

In the meantime - enjoy our previous winners

Some background:

2017 saw the seventh OZTek Underwater Photographic Competition and the introduction of the Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year.

2018 we ran the second Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year and took the winning images around Australia with the Ocean Film Festival. 

2019 showcased the OZTek2019 Underwater Photography Competition and Nikon Shot of the Year (that's right - not a portfolio, simply one awesome image!)

- Winners of both 2018 & 2019 were on display at OZTek2019 as part of the Underwater Photographic Exhibition, as well as being available on the Website & Facebook. 

The OZTek Underwater Photographic Competition and the Nikon Dive Shot of the Year welcomes entries from divers with an imagination, a camera and a willingness to share their discoveries and experiences with others.


OZTek2019 Underwater Photographic Competition:

Entries must fall within the scope of one or other of the following categories:

Wreck - Open to Australian & New Zealand citizens/residents only
An image taken that includes an image of a wreck, or part thereof, with or without a diver

Sponsored by: Blue Lagoon Resort, Blue Lagoon Dive Centre and Dive Adventures

First Prize: 8 day, 12 dive package to Truk lagoon  More information on this prize

Second Prize: Set of three Rod Macdonald wreck books. More information on this prize

Cave - Open to Australian & New Zealand citizens/residents only
An image taken showing the inside of a cave or cavern, with or without a diver

Sponsored by: Scubapro Australia

First Prize: Scubapro G2 Computer  

Second Prize: Scubapro Cabin Bag.   More information on these prizes

Marine Life with Diver - Open to Australian & New Zealand citizens/residents only
An underwater image featuring marine life with a diver in the image.
Note: Marine life does not include plants.

Sponsored by: Master Liveaboards and Dive Adventures

First Prize: 7-night liveaboard trip on Solomons PNG Master.  More information on this prize

Second Prize: Sponsored by DAN World, a full membership including insurance. More information on this prize

Open Category - Marine life - Open to International Residents 
An image featuring marine life. Must not include diver in the image.

Sponsored by: Rodney Fox Great White Shark Expeditions

Prize: 4 day / 3 night Great White Shark Expedition.       More information on this prize

Macro or Super Macro Marine Life - Open to Australian & New Zealand citizens/residents onlySubjects requiring the use of a macro lens or macro setting to capture the image

Sponsored by: Sea & Sea 

First Prize: Sea&Sea YS-D2 Underwater TTL Strobe, Fibre optic cable, Portcase & Carryb Hardware kit .

Second Prize: Sea&Sea Buoyancy Arm Handle               More information on this prize


Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year
Nikon Dive Shot of the Year

The Nikon Dive Shot of the Year will be one single image which embodies:

  • Innovation & creativity
  • Dramatic affect & sensory impact
  • Uniqueness
  • Composition of the photo

Competition entrants can enter up to 3 images from any of the five (5) existing competition categories.

First Prize: Nikon D850 camera & Nikkor AF-S 60mm lens

Second Prize: Nikon Coolpix W300

Details on the Nikon Dive Shot of the Year 

Click here for Nikon Dive Shot of the Year Terms & Conditions 

For ALL the Terms & Conditions, plus all the information on the registration rules:

Download Competition Terms & Conditions here

Winners will have their images printed & exhibited at OZTek2019 staged at Hall 5, International Exhibition Centre, ICC, Sydney, Australia on the weekend of the March 16 - 17, 2019.


Please read the Terms & Conditions carefully before registering your images online:


The competition will be judged by a panel of experienced & accomplished underwater photographers & editors.