AAPT High School Physics Photo Contest
For many years this contest has provided teachers and students an opportunity to learn about the physics behind natural and contrived situations by creating visual and written illustrations of various physical concepts. Students compete in an international arena with more than 1,000 of their peers for recognition and prizes.
Sponsored in part by Vernier Software & Technology
Supported by the Committee on Physics in High Schools and the Committee on Educational Technologies.
Disclaimer: The accuracy of the photo essays submitted by the High School students in their explanation of the physics demonstrated by the photo is the responsibility of the students and their teachers. AAPT does not subject the essays to peer review.
The copyright to all photos submitted for this contest belongs to AAPT. Use of the photos from the website for educational purposes is permitted. However, all other print or digital use requires permission.
Past Winners - Photos and Posters
2018 Photo Contest Registration is March 1 to May 15
Photo Contest Details
The contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12 (or equivalent international grade level). Entries are welcome every year between March 1 and May 15 for that year's competition.
There is a limit of 15 entries per school each year.
Photos may be entered in one of two categories described below, and will be judged on the quality of the photo and the accuracy of the physics in the explanation that accompanies the photograph.
For additional information and suggestions for classroom use contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Judging of the photos is done in two stages.
When entering students must:
PLEASE NOTE: Photos that are received without a signed Entry Agreement will be disqualified.
Registration Information (March 1 - May 15)
Step One: Teachers must register online first and will be provided with a payment confirmation code that the students from their class (teachers cannot share this confirmation code with other teachers at their school) will use to complete the registration process. There is a $5 charge per photo for non-members and AAPT members can submit photos free of charge. There is a limit of 15 entries per school each year.
Students, if you have already registered and need to print a copy of your registration, please click HERE.
If you have any questions regarding your registration, please contact email@example.com.
Teacher/School Registration: Registration for the 2018 contest will open March 1, 2018.
For any questions regarding the contest or registration, please contact the AAPT High School Physics Photo Contest at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 301-209-3340.