Global list of Premier 2020 winners.
Premier Competition 2021 took place on Sunday, November 14. Please see this page for details.

2020 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 2020 Premier Competition took place in multiple time zones on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Due to COVID-19 the event was held virtually this year by default. For students located in China, our partner organization hosted it as a hybrid model, please see this page for details.

Assignment and results

  • Problem packet: 2020
  • Solutions and scoring guide: 2020 solutions
  • List of finalists: 2020

  • Preparation details

    Material on this exam may assess anything covered in AP Physics 1, 2, or C curricula (or their international equivalents), so all students are encouraged to refresh their memory of major topics from these or equivalent classes.

    Competitors should prepare at least 10 sheets of blank paper, a ruler (for drawing a graph in one of the problems), and a simple numeric calculator. During the virtual session, we would ask for a mobile device with the video software to face each competitor's desk from the rear side, so that the working space and a laptop screen with the problem packet is visible to proctors.

    We will announce further updates 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.

    We thank everyone for their participation in Premier Competition 2020!