This year, physics students from around the world were challenged to submit a photo illustrating a physics concept. The students were required to take the photo themselves and to write a summary of the physics occurring in the photo. The winning photos in the showcase below were judged by AAPT members to be the best of 100 finalists. The winners were chosen in July at the 2009 AAPT Summer Meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Prizes generously sponsored by Vernier Software & Technology
- 1st place student prize for both categories = $100 each
- 2nd place student prize for both categories = $75 each
- 3rd place student prize for both categories = $50 each
Winning teacher of each of the prize winning students receives a $100 Vernier gift certificate
Plaques with the student's name and photograph will be displayed at the schools of the winners.
Click on any image to bring up a larger view, a description, and more details about the winning entrant.