High School Physics Photo Contest

2024 AAPT High School Physics Photo Contest

The AAPT High School Physics Photo Contest is an international challenge for high school students.  For many years this contest has provided teachers and students an opportunity to explore natural and contrived phenomena by creating visual illustrations and written analysis of various physical concepts.  Students participate 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

Photo Contest Registration is March 1 to May 15, 2024


For any questions regarding the contest or registration, please contact the AAPT High School Physics Photo Contest at photocontest@aapt.org, or 301-209-3340.