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.

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 the 2013 Physics Photo Contest

Prize Winners for the 2013 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 Physics Photo Contest

Prize Winners for the 2012 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 Physics Photo Contest

Prize Winners for the 2011 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 Physics Photo Contest

Prize Winners for the 2010 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 2009 Physics Photo Contest

Prize Winners for the 2009 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 Physics Photo Contest

Prize Winners for the 2008 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

Follow the link below to see photos from 2007.

Judging: Upon receipt each photo will be placed on the 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 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.