Photo Competition

The theme of the jIAPS July Photo Competition is Animals, including pets and wildlife.

We would love to see your photos – just email us at, tag us on social media or post your photos in the #photos channel of the IAPS Discord. You don’t have to be a current physics student to enter.

As well as the monthly themes, jIAPS always enjoys seeing Physics-related photos, including photos of events organised by IAPS and other Physics societies. You can see some of the best photos of Physics events here.

Previous Photography Competition Winners:

MayLight (in celebration of the International Day of Light)

One of the May photo competition winners – Elisa Baffero

If you look closely, you can see..nothing, cause the glass is invisible!

AprilQuantum (in celebration of World Quantum Day)

Winner – 🇬🇧 Erin Douglas

Hillsborough Forest Park, County of Down in the North of Ireland.
‘The lighting was in my favour and the clarity of the imagery, captured, as the light meets the earth in the reflection of water, speaks for itself. They say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. April 15th 1912, the Titanic sank on its voyage to New York. In light of the new Quantum technology & the QFS, I thought it ‘timely’ of this clarity of light. Leonardo da Vinci himself, I thought, could paint this imagery. Who also was born in April 15th.’

MarchMars’ Day and Pi Day; or a physics-related photo

Winners – Anna Liptrott 🇬🇧🫖 and 🇷🇸 Zlatan Vasović

Anna’s revision snowman

Zlatan’s photo of TIQIT (Trento-Innsbruck Quantum Information Tour)

FebruarySomething you enjoy or love; or a photo of a physics event

Winner – 🇬🇧🇮🇪 Patrick Dalton, with a photo of PAMSOCPlankers (Patrick, Tim, Megan, Tiarnán) from Queen’s University Belfast enjoying the UK/IRE PLANCKS Prelims.

PAMSOCPlankers (Patrick, Tim, Megan, Tiarnán) from Queen’s University Belfast enjoying the UK/IRE PLANCKS Prelims.

JanuaryNew Year’s Resolutions

Winner – 🇩🇪 Mario Gaimann

DecemberPhotos of the festive season

As it was Christmas in December, we had two winners:

🇬🇷 Cleo Vasilikou

and Cristina Balsells

NovemberThanksgiving (either the celebration, or something you are thankful for); preparations for winter/summer; or November.

Winner – 🇬🇧 Sophie Gresty

Thankful for: Fun Physics Outreach
Each year our university student scout and guide organisation host a science jamboree in conjunction with the university and this year I mentored a group to deliver an activity and then delivered some myself. We delivered some magnetism activities to five Cub units (groups of 8-10 year olds) I was delivering mag-lev pencils.

October Halloween/Oktoberfest/October-in-your-country

Winner – 🇲🇰 Evgenija Pandova

October-in-my-country meant meeting lots of lovely people at the 2nd Physics for Physicists (P4P) Students Conference, Skopje, Macedonia,
organized by the Macedonian Physics Students Society