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2019 Registrations will open on November 30 2018

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OZTek2019 Underwater Photographic Competition &
the Nikon Dive Shot of the Year

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

In 2018 we ran the second Nikon Dive Portfolio of the Year and took the winning images around Australia with the ocean film Festival. 

Today we announce the OZTek2019 Underwater Photography Competition and Nikon Shot of the Year (that's right - not a portfolio, simply one awesome shot please!) - they will be on display at OZTek2019 if you missed them at the Ocean film Festival.

Along with incredible prizes, winners' images will be  printed and displayed in the Nauticam Image Centre as part of the Underwater Photographic Exhibition, as well as being available on the Website & Facebook, for everyone to admire. 

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.

OZTek Underwater Photographic Competition:

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

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

Sponsored in 2019 by: Blue Lagoon Resort, Blue Lagoon Dive Centre and Dive Adventures

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

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

Sponsored in 2019 by: Scubapro Australia

Prize: Scubapro G2 Computer  More information on this prize

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

Sponsored in 2019 by: Master Liveaboards and Dive Adventures

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

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

Sponsored in 2019 by: Rodney Fox Great White Shark Expeditions

Prize: Complete Ocean Positive Swimwear set presented in a Fourth Element Argo Dry Bag.
More information on this prize

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

Sponsored in 2017 by: Atlantis Philippines – Dive Resorts & Liveaboards & Diversion Dive Travel

Prize: 7 nights accommodation at either Atlantis Puerto Galera or Atlantis Dumaguete for one (1) person.
More information on this prize

Nikon Dive Portfolio of the YearNikon Dive Shot of the Year

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

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

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

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


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

Download Competition Terms & Conditions here

OZTek2019 Underwater Photography Competition Prizes:

Prizes will continue to be updated - to view the prizes on offer so far click here.

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

Registrations will be opened on November 30, 2018

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


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

Click here to meet the panel with the very difficult
choices ahead of them.