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Physics Video Clip Contest

The contest is open to students in Victorian schools.  Entrants must submit their video either as an email attachment or on a DVD. Videos must be in MP4 or Quicktime format, or a format suitable for video streaming. The video should relate to some aspect of the VCE Physics Curriculum. It may not be longer than three minutes in length. In addition entrants must complete, sign, and send the Contest Rules and Entry Agreement to Vicphysics, either as an email attachment or by mail. Failure to submit this form will invalidate the contest entry.

Students could use the videos by the keynote speaker at the 2012 Physics Teachers' Conference, Dr Derek Muller, as a guide to how to structure a video. His videos can be found at his website, Veritasium.




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Video Contest.doc

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Contest Rules and Entry Agreement for the Physics Video Clip Contest

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Flyer for Video Contest

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The submission must contain a statement of 250 words or less explaining the physics in the video. The statement should have a title and must be written by the entrant. The video and the statement can be emailed to the Vicphysics Teachers' Network or sent to Physics Video Contest, PO Box 290, Flinders Lane, VIC 8009. Submitted videos will be displayed on this website as they are received.

Entries are limited to 10 per school each year.

Closing date

Closing Date: Friday of the first week of Term 4.

Prize pool

Up to $1000.


Upon receipt each video will be placed on the Vicphysics website. Videos will be accepted until the first day of Term 4. Videos will be evaluated on their suitability for instructional use.

Prize winning entry for 2010 Physics Video Clip Contest





Physics in real life: Projectile Motion

29.7 MB

A video by Marie Mutton, Bellarine Secondary College

Results for 2009 Physics Video Clip Contest

Cash prize for each of the following entries.





The Invariant Spacetime Interval

6.37 MB

A video prepared by Barry Homewood, teacher at Braemar College. Two students, acting as Albert Einstein and his wife, explain how a mechanical model of Minkowski spacetime demonstrates time dlation and length contraction. A mov file. A DV Movie version is available.


Demonstrating The Light Clock

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A video prepared by Barry Homewood, teacher at Braemar College. A student on a bicycle rides from left to right moving his right arm up and down at a fixed rate. The narration uses this as an example of the different distances travelled by light in two different frames leading to time dilation as the speed of light is constant. A mov file. A DV Movie version is available.

Results of 2008 Physics Video Clip Contest

There was only one entry worthy of a cash prize.

Richard Korn, Year 10, Box Hill High School

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