February  SD-AAPT High School Physics Photo Contest

Photo Contest Details

The contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12 (or equivalent international grade level). Students must print out, sign, and return the Contest Rules and Entry Agreement, HTML version or WORD version, when submitting their entry. Failure to submit this form will invalidate the contest entry. Entries are limited to 6 per teacher per school each year. If possible, please place all entries from the school in one package.

Photos may be in one of two categories described below, and will be judged on the quality of the photo and the accuracy of the physics in the explanation that accompanies the photograph.

Students may submit an entry in one (not both) of two categories:

Natural  any situation that you saw occurring and photographed
bulletContrived a situation where the objects were manipulated to produce the phenomena photographed

SD-AAPT will award cash prizes & certificates. (Usually given to the top three places only.)

The photos entered will be displayed and judged during the annual Winter Meeting at the Joint Science & Math Conference in Huron in February. (Click here for registration form for conference.) If more than 100 entries are received, a group of volunteer physics teachers will determine the 100 best entries to be displayed & judged in Huron. Failure to abide by all rules will result in disqualification.

This year's entry deadline is January 15. 

Send submissions to:
James Stearns
15 North Fifth Street
Groton, SD 57445-2024

Please email James Stearns at SDAAPT@sdsta.org with any questions.

Submission Checklist
__ Unmounted photo & student's typed description
__ Unmodified electronic file of photo and word document of description
__ Signed Contest Rules and Entry Agreement form.