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.

Photo_Contest.doc 40.4 kB

Contest Rules and Entry Agreement for the Physics Photo Contest

Flyer for Photo Contest 36.9 kB

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 Vicphysics. The signed copy of the agreement should be sent to Physics Photo Contest, PO Box 290, Flinders Lane, VIC, 8009. 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: up to $1000

Closing Date: The Friday of the first week of term 4.

Entries for previous Physics Photo Contests back to 2007.

A moment in physics 209 kB

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

Lighting a Candle 489 kB

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

Why do we see Colour in Bubbles? 294 kB

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

The Ripple Effect 450 kB

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

Physics at Sunset 273 kB

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

Meniscus 393 kB

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

Duality 2.76 MB

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

Soap Film 63.1 kB

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

Splashing Flower 497 kB

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

Pass the Honey, Honey 246 kB

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

Don’t get out of my way 2.72 MB

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

Magnified Upside Down Piano Keys 868 kB

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

Rainbows and Double Rainbows 419 kB

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

Duality 77.8 kB

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

The Dancing Smoke 384 kB

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

Look deep into water, and then you will understand everything better 2.81 MB

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

The Beauty of Interference 534 kB

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

Shake Down 216 kB

Alex Comber-Sticca, Year 10 Melbourne Girls’ College

Mud Craters 581 kB

Aashima Juneja, Year 10 Melbourne Girls’ College

Past the Brim 1.3 MB

Arabella Frahn-Starkie, Year 10 Melbourne Girls’ College

Risin’ High 3.33 MB

Cheng-Yee Choe, Year 10 Melbourne Girls’ College

Arch in a Bridge 726 kB

Emma Darling, Year 10 Melbourne Girls’ College

Invisible Fingers 226 kB

Jessica Shen, Year 10 Melbourne Girls’ College

Hammer Balance Trick 424 kB

Marielle Stratikopoulos, Year 10 Melbourne Girls’ College

Different Perspectives 516 kB

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

Air Lenses 238 kB

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

Imagery 358 kB

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

Smoke rings 159 kB

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

Bubbles 97.4 kB

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

Fireball 317 kB

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

Lighter Physics 1.05 MB

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

A Transparent Shadow (description) 12.3 kB

Nicholas Smith, Year 11 Bacchus Marsh Grammar School, Text.

A Transparent Shadow (image) 1.37 MB

Nicholas Smith, Year 11 Bacchus Marsh Grammar School, Image.

Different Perspectives 516 kB

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

Air Lenses 238 kB

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

Imagery 358 kB

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

Smoke rings 159 kB

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

Bubbles 97.4 kB

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

Fireball 317 kB

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

Lighter Physics 1.05 MB

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

A Transparent Shadow (description) 12.3 kB

Nicholas Smith, Year 11 Bacchus Marsh Grammar School, Text.

A Transparent Shadow (image) 1.37 MB

Nicholas Smith, Year 11 Bacchus Marsh Grammar School, Image.

Busker on the Yarra 409 kB

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

Triangles and Arches in Building Design 1.76 MB

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

Light Rays 325 kB

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

Submarine Diving: Physics 451 kB

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

Collision 1.58 MB

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

Coloured Bubble 317 kB

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

Lazy Rocks 253 kB

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

The sunset 488 kB

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

Physics of a Droplet 695 kB

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

Why is the Ocean Blue? 753 kB

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

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.

Global Warming: Photo 47.2 kB

Hannah Layman, Year 11 University High School.

Global Warming: Description 25.6 kB
Horizon Physics: Photo and Description 155 kB

Gabriel Caluzzi, Year 11, University High School.

Rainbow: Photo 48.6 kB

Ben Twist, Year 12, Swifts Creek Secondary College

Rainbow: Description 25.6 kB
Rainbow2: Photo 47.8 kB

Shane Chen, Year 10 ESL, Box Hill High School

Rainbow2: Description 24.1 kB
Stream: Photo 45.2 kB

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

Stream: Description 24.1 kB
Campfire: Photo 45.8 kB

Michael Yuen, Year 10 ESL, Box Hill High School

Campfire: Description 24.1 kB
Swimming Pool: Photo 47.8 kB

Chen Fan, Year 10 ESL, Box Hill High School

Swimming Pool: Description 24.1 kB
Venetian Blinds: Photo 134 kB

Aileen Tang, Year 10 ESL, Box Hill High School

Venetian Blinds: Description 24.1 kB
Laser: Photo 43.5 kB

Darcy Zelenko, Year 12, Gippsland Grammar School

Laser: Description 21 kB

Judging: 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 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.

American Association of Physics Teachers

The web site for the American Association of Physics Teachers physics photo competition.

Canadian Association of Physicists

The web site for the Canadian Association of Physicists physics photo competition.