See physics differently

Into… Music Sport Art Something else?

Whatever your thing – channel your creativity into something special with The Eurekas.

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What are The Eurekas?

The Eurekas is an annual physics competition for students aged 11-16 in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is part of the Limit Less campaign, which has been conceived by the Institute of Physics to broaden and diversify the range of people doing physics after age 16.

This year, we challenge entrants to answer the question: Can physics help us solve mysteries?

The competition will open on 4 March 2024 and close on 10 June 2024.

How to get involved

What are we looking for?

Whether arty, sporty, musical or into literature and language, science or humanities, we’re looking for students to show how physics can provide the solution to the mysteries in our lives.

Any student aged 11-16 can take part and all entries that meet the criteria will be accepted. An inspiring judging panel will determine which entries demonstrate exceptional originality and creativity, with a number of prizes up for grabs for students and their schools.

Take a look at shortlisted entries from last year for inspiration.


Think about the world around you ; what you most enjoy doing, an issue or cause you care about, or your hero – someone you admire. We want you to identify and show us how physics can help explain the mysteries in your everyday world.

Parents and carers

Show your kids the active, creative and collaborative aspects of physics. Support their creation of a Eurekas submission and encourage them to explore how everyday physics can be exciting and inspiring.


Inspire students to see physics differently. Whether you teach art, music, English or P.E, motivate young learners to consider how their passions are intertwined with everyday physics.