How To Enter
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014 PHYSICSBOWL CONTEST IS NOW OPEN!
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MARCH 3, 2014.Simply complete the short registration form online, or if paying by check or purchase order, you can download a PDF, complete and send to the AAPT National Office. We encourage online registration.
You have two options for how you may receive the exam:
Teachers should reserve a room and arrange for supervision of the test any day between April 2 - 16, 2014, students should take the exam at the same time.AAPT will ship instructions and scantrons (and email link for downloading PDF) mid March. Notify AAPT if you have not received your test packets by March 26, 2014.
Proctoring Requirements for the PhysicsBowl Contest
The Physics Bowl exam MUST be proctored. Ordinarily, the proctor would be the teacher or equivalent substitute.
The requirements for the proctor are that they not be a relative, employer, fellow employee or fellow student, and that they have at least a 2 year degree, though this degree does not need to be related to physics. Librarians would make a suitable proctor, and a candidate may take the test at a library, assuming that the librarian will be able to observe the test taking to ensure the integrity of the process.
Unfortunately, the immediate parents of a home schooled student are not acceptable proctors; in such cases, parents will need to arrange for a non-relative proctor. This individual could be someone from within a home schooling co-op, assuming that they also meet the above criteria.
PLEASE NOTE: Students cannot register for the exam! If someone other than the proctor registers, please email the contact information of the person who will proctor the exam to firstname.lastname@example.org.
School, Teacher, and Student Awards
* School team scores are determined by the sum of the scores of the top five students competing.