Mar 11, 2019

Singapore Young Physicists' Tournament (SYPT)

  • Crimson Education
  • Singapore
Multiple Competition Skill Building Other


The Singapore Young Physicists’ Tournament (SYPT) tests participants' ability to solve complicated real-world physics problems. In a typical Fight, the Reporter has to present their solutions to proposed problems in a convincing way, defending their stand through scientific discussions with the Opponent The competition seeks to bring students through a process of what physicists do; from research to modelling, experimentation and finally to an oral defense before peers and experts.

The SYPT provides authentic learning experiences in the learning of physics. Participants of the SYPT stand to represent the country in the International Young Physicists’ Tournament (IYPT). Singapore hosted the IYPT for the first time in 2017.

The following changes have been made with the intent to encourage more schools to participate in SYPT: A new category, Poster Presentation, is introduced to encourage teams to work on the SYPT problems. The number of silver and bronze awards have been increased from 2 to 3 (Gold: 1st & 2nd, Silver: 3rd to 5th, Bronze: 6th to 8th).

Teams not shortlisted for the SYPT Main Fights may be invited for the Mini-Fights, which will be held concurrently. Mini-fight top 50% percentile will be awarded merit award while the will be awarded special mention award. Multiple workshops will be conducted to help all schools better understand the problems.

 1 Feb 2020* - SYPT 2020 Category B Finals (Full day)

 8 Feb 2020* - SYPT 2020 Category A Finals (Full day)

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Low barriers to information. 

Participation Cost


No cost to entry. 

Application Deadline

Registration for 2020 is closed. Dates for 2021 TBA

Application Process Includes

All schools interested in taking part in SYPT should register at least one team immediately to receive updates from the organizers.
Only 1 teacher need to be registered. Details of the teams may be changed anytime after registration.

Each school can register up to 2 Category A teams and 2 Category B teams.