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Premier 2021 will occur on Sunday, November 14. Registration is now open here.

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 will take place in multiple time zones on Sunday, November 14, 2021. Due to COVID-19, as last year, the event will be hosted and proctored virtually again, with separate sessions hosted by our international partners for students located within China and South Korea.

High school students worldwide, outside of China and South Korea, may now register for PUPC 2021 here. Exact start times of these virtual sessions will be announced based on the global geographic distribution of the registered participants, for maximum optimal convenience. Please register no later than October 30, 2021.

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!