Premier Competition 2019 will take place on Sunday, November 17. Please see below for preparation and registration details.

2019 Premier

What is it?

Every November, hundreds of high school-level students around the world showcase their skills by competing in an individual-based physics competition hosted internationally. This event bears the name Physics Unlimited Premier Competition.

The 2019 Premier Competition will take place on Sunday, November 17, 2019. Please check relevant preparation details below. You may now register to compete at one of the locations using the following link:


This year's details

We invite high school students around the world to take part in this internationally-hosted equivalent of the PUPC onsite event.

Preparation for 2019 exam
Competitors are given 1.5 hours to write their solutions to approximately four problems of the level and scope roughly equivalent to what one may expect in a U.S.-based AP Physics C curriculum. Therefore, problems may cover areas beyond classical mechanics.

We recommend that prospective competitors read chapter 7 of John Taylor's Classical Mechanics to learn about Lagrangians. The topics to know for the exam are Newton's Laws, rotational motion, in particular rotational kinetic energy, the Lagrangian formulation of classical mechanics, and the Kirchoff loop rule and circuits.

Locations and registration info
Physics Unlimited oversees global sites, facilitated through partnerships with educational and non-profit institutions listed here.

Prospective competitors in China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam should register through one of the respective hosts' systems, which will ensure participation at the desired location. For those intending to compete at the sites in Germany and Turkey, please register through our system.

We will announce further updates about the Premier Competition here and on our official Facebook page, which we encourage everyone to follow for timely notifications.

Kinds of prizes
The standard prizes include conventional gold, silver, and bronze-level recognition, in addition to honorable mention certificates. All competitors additionally receive a certificate of participation at the particular site.

We look forward to your participation in Premier Competition 2019!