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AIP Physics Photo Contest

The contest is open to students in Victorian schools. Entrants must submit their photos by email attachment. In addition entrants must print out, complete, sign, and mail the Contest Rules and Entry Agreement available for download below. Failure to submit this form will invalidate the contest entry.

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AIP_Photo_Contest.doc

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Contest Rules and Entry Agreement for the AIP Physics Photo Contest

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Flyer for Photo Contest

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Both the email and the hard copy must contain a statement of 250 words or less describing the physics in the photo. The statement should have a title and must be written by the entrant. The photo and the statement should be emailed to AIP. The signed copy of the agreement should be sent to AIP Physics Photo Contest, PO Box 3054, Richmond, 3121. Submitted Photos and the accompanying statements will be displayed on this website as they are received.

Entries are limited to 10 per school each year.

The photos can involve everyday situations that may demonstrate a variety of physics concepts or a set up to show a particular physics concept or related set of concepts.

Prize pool: $1000

Entries for the 2013 AIP Physics Photo Contest

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Filename

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A moment in physics

209 kB

Holly Hancock, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

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Lighting a Candle

489 kB

Lauren Neander, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

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Why do we see Colour in Bubbles?

294 kB

Shenay Ozsoy, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

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The Ripple Effect

450 kB

Kristina Markovic, Year 10 Lakeview Senior College Photo and text.

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Physics at Sunset

273 kB

Danielle Macaulay, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

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Meniscus

393 kB

Harriet Harte, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

Prize Winners for the 2013 AIP Physics Photo Contest
1st: Kristina Markovic, Lakeview Senior College
2nd: Harriet Harte,Melbourne Girls' College
3rd: Shenay Ozsoy,Melbourne Girls' College

All other entries received prizes

Entries for the 2012 AIP Physics Photo Contest

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Filename

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Duality

2.76 MB

Jacob Iskra, Year 12 student at St Monica's College

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Soap Film

63.1 kB

Anastasia Radievska, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

Generic

Splashing Flower

497 kB

Annaleise Vulin, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

Generic

Pass the Honey, Honey

246 kB

Carmen Lynch, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

Generic

Don't get out of my way

2.72 MB

Yue (Susan) Zhu, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

Generic

Magnified Upside Down Piano Keys

868 kB

Zhuqian (Cindy) Yu, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

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Rainbows and Double Rainbows

419 kB

Theresa Dinh, Year 11 MacRobertson Girls' High School Photo and text.

Microsoft Word

Duality

77.8 kB

Jacob Iskra, Year 12 St Monica's College Photo and text.

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The Dancing Smoke

384 kB

Ebonie Boucher, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

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Look deep into water, and then you will understand everything better

2.81 MB

Rose Ho, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

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The Beauty of Interference

534 kB

Yiling Guo, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

Prize Winners for the 2012 AIP Physics Photo Contest
1st: Anastasia Radievska, Melbourne Girls' College
2nd: Yiling Guo, Melbourne Girls' College
3rd: Jacob Iskra, St Monica's College

All other entries received prizes

Entries for the 2011 AIP Physics Photo Contest

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Microsoft Word

Shake Down

216 kB

Alex Comber-Sticca, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College

Generic

Mud Craters

581 kB

Aashima Juneja, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College

Microsoft Word

Past the Brim

1.3 MB

Arabella Frahn-Starkie, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College

Generic

Risin' High

3.33 MB

Cheng-Yee Choe, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College

Generic

Arch in a Bridge

726 kB

Emma Darling, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College

Generic

Invisible Fingers

226 kB

Jessica Shen, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College

Generic

Hammer Balance Trick

424 kB

Marielle Stratikopoulos, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College

Prize Winners for the 2011 AIP Physics Photo Contest
Equal 1st: Jessica Shen, Melbourne Girls' College
Equal 1st: Arabella Frahn-Starkie, Melbourne Girls' College
3rd: Marielle Stratikopoulos, Melbourne Girls' College

All other entries received prizes

Entries for the 2010 AIP Physics Photo Contest

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Different Perspectives

516 kB

Carla Maraventano, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

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Air Lenses

238 kB

Claire Fryer Smith, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

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Imagery

358 kB

Elena Vella, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

Generic

Smoke rings

159 kB

Georgia Lloyd, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

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Bubbles

97.4 kB

Jeka Mijic, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

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Fireball

317 kB

Nicole Lau, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

Generic

Lighter Physics

1.05 MB

Tram Tran, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

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A Transparent Shadow (description)

12.3 kB

Nicholas Smith, Year 11 Bacchus Marsh Grammar School Text.

Image

A Transparent Shadow (image)

1.37 MB

Nicholas Smith, Year 11 Bacchus Marsh Grammar School Image.

Prize Winners for the 2010 AIP Physics Photo Contest
1st: Nicholas Smith, Bacchus Marsh Grammar School
2nd: Claire Fryer-Smith, Melbourne Girls' College
3rd: Jeka Mijic, Melbourne Girls' College

All other entries received prizes

Entries for the 2010 AIP Physics Photo Contest

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Filename

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Generic

Different Perspectives

516 kB

Carla Maraventano, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

Generic

Air Lenses

238 kB

Claire Fryer Smith, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

Generic

Imagery

358 kB

Elena Vella, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

Generic

Smoke rings

159 kB

Georgia Lloyd, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

Generic

Bubbles

97.4 kB

Jeka Mijic, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

Generic

Fireball

317 kB

Nicole Lau, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

Generic

Lighter Physics

1.05 MB

Tram Tran, Year 10 Melbourne Girls' College Photo and text.

Generic

A Transparent Shadow (description)

12.3 kB

Nicholas Smith, Year 11 Bacchus Marsh Grammar School Text.

Image

A Transparent Shadow (image)

1.37 MB

Nicholas Smith, Year 11 Bacchus Marsh Grammar School Image.

Prize Winners for the 2009 AIP Physics Photo Contest
1st: Kendall Phillips, Melbourne Girls' College
Equal 2nd: Joanne Huynh and Bronte Kerley, Melbourne Girls' College
4th: Lexie O'Brien, Melbourne Girls' College

All other entries received prizes

Entries for the 2009 AIP Physics Photo Contest

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Busker on the Yarra

409 kB

Lauren Heading, Year 6 Korowa Anglican Girls' School. Photo and text.

Generic

Triangles and Arches in Building Design

1.76 MB

Gabriel Caluzzi, Year 11 University High School, Photo and text.

Generic

Light Rays

325 kB

Caitlin Heading, Year 6 Korowa Anglican Girls' School. Photo and text.

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Submarine Diving: Physics

451 kB

Ryan Wong, Year 11, Emmaus College. Photo and text.

Generic

Collision

1.58 MB

Priyanka Krishnan D'Silva, Year 10, Melbourne Girls' College. Photo and text.

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Coloured Bubble

317 kB

Joanne Huynh, Year 10, Melbourne Girls' College. Photo and text.

Generic

Lazy Rocks

253 kB

Kendall Phillips, Year 10, Melbourne Girls' College. Photo and text.

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The sunset

488 kB

Lexie O'Brien, Year 10, Melbourne Girls' College. Photo and text.

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Physics of a Droplet

695 kB

Bronte Kerley, Year 10, Melbourne Girls' College. Photo and text.

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Why is the Ocean Blue?

753 kB

Isabelle Gwinner, Year 10, Melbourne Girls' College. Photo and text.

Image

Reflection: Photo

116 kB

Kook-In ( Gina) Jo, Year 12, Billanook College. This picture shows how the light bounces, reflects. Light is a wave but this makes me think how it come be like little balls. It also make me think of the all the types of lights that are bouncing around. l like the way that reflection is so simple but when you see so many its complicated.

Prize Winners for the 2008 AIP Physics Photo Contest
1st: Ben Twist, Swifts Creek Secondary College
2nd: Hanna Layman, University High School
3rd: Darcy Zelenko, Gippsland Grammar School
4th: Gabriel Caluzzi, University High School

Entries in the 2008 Physics Photo Contest

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Global Warming: Photo

47.2 kB

Hannah Layman, Year 11 University High School.

Microsoft Word

Global Warming: Description

25.6 kB

Microsoft Word

Horizon Physics: Photo and Description

155 kB

Gabriel Caluzzi, Year 11, University High School.

Image

Rainbow: Photo

48.6 kB

Ben Twist, Year 12, Swifts Creek Secondary College

Microsoft Word

Rainbow: Description

25.6 kB

Image

Rainbow2: Photo

47.8 kB

Shane Chen, Year 10 ESL, Box Hill High School

Microsoft Word

Rainbow2: Description

24.1 kB

Image

Stream: Photo

45.2 kB

Daniel O'Brien, Year 10, Box Hill High School

Microsoft Word

Stream: Description

24.1 kB

Image

Campfire: Photo

45.8 kB

Michael Yuen, Year 10 ESL, Box Hill High School

Microsoft Word

Campfire: Description

24.1 kB

Image

Swimming Pool: Photo

47.8 kB

Chen Fan, Year 10 ESL, Box Hill High School

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Swimming Pool: Description

24.1 kB

Image

Venetian Blinds: Photo

134 kB

Aileen Tang, Year 10 ESL, Box Hill High School

Microsoft Word

Venetian Blinds: Description

24.1 kB

Image

Laser: Photo

43.5 kB

Darcy Zelenko, Year 12, Gippsland Grammar School

Microsoft Word

Laser: Description

21 kB

Follow the link below to see photos from 2007.

Judging: Upon receipt each photo will be placed on the AIP website. Photos will be accepted until the first day of Term 4. Judging will be by a panel experienced in scientific photography and it will be based on the quality of the photo and the accuracy of the physics statement.

The rules and conditions of the AIP Photo contest are based on those of the photo contest of the American Association of Physics Teachers where previous winners of their photo contest are displayed.