2022 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 2022 Premier Competition will take place in multiple time zones on Sunday, November 6, 2022. Due to COVID-19, as last year, the event will be hosted and proctored virtually by our volunteers. Separate sessions will be hosted by our international partners for students located in select countries. Registration and country-specific details will be available at least a month in advance of that day.

Preparation details

For reference, the following statements were posted ahead of registration for the event last year. You may expect identical or very similar instructions this year.

  • 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 sessions hosted by our volunteers, 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 to be e-mailed by the organizers to their corresponding recipients in digital form within several weeks following the official release of results. (We apologize in advance for any operational delays.)

    We thank everyone for your interest and participation in Premier Competition 2021!