Premier 2021 took place on Sunday, November 14. Results will be announced in early December.

2021 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 2021 Premier Competition took place in multiple time zones on Sunday, November 14, 2021. Due to COVID-19, as last year, the event was hosted and proctored virtually by our volunteers. Separate sessions were hosted by our international partners for students located within China, Germany, South Korea, Turkey, Vietnam, and Taiwan.

Besides sessions administered by our international partners in the above-listed countries, we hosted the following online sessions for students from all other countries:
Session 1 (for most of Europe and Asia): 9:00 am - 10:30 am CET (UTC+1)
Session 2 (for US, Canada, and the Americas): 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST (UTC-5)

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 certificates, in addition to honorable mention certificates. All competitors additionally receive a certificate of participation. Due to the global nature of this competition, all prizes are e-mailed by the organizers to their correspodning recipients in digital form.

We thank everyone for your interest in Premier Competition 2021, and we hope to see you participate!