Feb 14, 2019

Physics Photo Contest

  • Crimson Education
  • Worldwide, China
Multiple Competition Skill Building


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. 

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Natural photos: Top 3 winners
Contrived photos: Top 3 winners
All students will receive a certificate of participation.

Participation Cost


5USD charge per photo for non-members

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

Photography skill & Physics knowledge

Time Commitment


one-off event

Application Deadline

2020 event has been cancelled. Dates for 2021 are TBA.

Application Process Includes

Online registration