It is a competition held by American Association of Pysics Teachers (AAPT), where competitors are required to take a photo which reflects a physics phenomenon, along with a maximum 250 word description of the photo. This contest provides teachers and students with the opportunity to learn about the physics behind natural and contrived situations by creating visual and written illustrations of various physics concepts.
A committee of physics teachers will select Top 100 from the submitted photos . (Marking: approximately 40% on the description and 60% on the photograph). The top 100 photos (50 Contrived, 50 Natural) will be displayed and judged at the next AAPT Summer Meeting to determine the final winners.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the 2020 High School Physics Photo Contest has been cancelled.
For more information visit the official website here for the latest updates about the 2021 competition.
Natural photos: Top 3 winners
Contrived photos: Top 3 winners
All students will receive a certificate of participation.
5USD charge per photo for non-members
Photography skill & Physics knowledge