Photo Comp '18

One of Anders Nyberg winning 2017 Nikon Dive Portfolio imagesAnders Nyberg: 2017 Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year Winner 

2018 Competition

is completed 

Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year

2018 Nikon Dive Portfolio
is now finished

Download Competition 
Terms & Conditions


Nikon Australia 


DAN Asia Pacific


Ocean Film Festival Australia

OZTek Image Gallery:
Images from previous competitions


OZTek 2018 Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year is completed

We were very excited to introduce the inaugural 2017 Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year, and thrilled to announce a second 2018 Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year competition.

We all learned valuable lessons and, as such, the 2018 Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year terms and conditions have been adjusted, please take the time to read them.

Remember the portfolio needs to reflect a minimum of three (3) out of the five (5) underwater photographic categories which make up the OZTek underwater photographic competition categories.

The competition was open all Australian and New Zealand photographers, as we celebrate Australasian underwater imagery and talent.  

For details, please click here

Note: The bi-annual OZTek2019 Underwater Photographic Competition will continue as normal and will be announced in November 2018 in time for OZTek2019 in March 16/17 at the International Convention Centre Sydney.

OZTek Underwater Photographic Categories:

The six Portfolio entries must represent a minimum of three out of the following five categories:

Wreck - An image taken that includes an image of a wreck, or part thereof, with or without a diver

Cave - An image taken showing the inside of a cave or cavern, with or without a diver

Marine Images with Diver - An underwater image featuring marine life with a diver in the image. Marine life does not include plants.

Marine life - An image featuring marine life. Must not include diver in the image.

Macro or Super Macro Marine Life - Subjects requiring the use of a macro lens or macro setting to capture the image

2018 Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year 

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

Our competition judges will be looking for the following criteria when choosing the 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 out 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’.

For more details on the Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year - click here 

2018 Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year
is now completed

For the updated 2018 Terms & Conditions plus more information on registration rules:

Download Competition Terms & Conditions here


Winning Portfolios - Where to see them:

All 2018 Nikon Portfolio place setting portfolios were exhibited in Australian capital cities as an accompaniment to Ocean Film Festival Australia and will also be exhibited at OZTek2019. 

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 was seen 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


 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:

For tickets and details to the Ocean Film Festival Australia go to:

Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year Prizes 

First Place Portfolio of the 2018 Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year wins the new Nikon D850 Camera valued at $5,295. Find out more here

Second Place Portfolio wins a terrific Divers Alert Network Asia Pacific Prize Pack valued at $300. Find out more here.

Third Place Portfolio wins a Gold Pass to OZTek2019 valued at $275


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

Click here to meet the panel who made the very difficult decisions.