Premier Competition 2020 took place on November 15, 2020. A global list of competitors who received recognition is here.

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

Competition packet: 2020
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!