See physics differently

Into… Music Sport Art Something else?

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

For some, physics is just the double period before lunch on a Tuesday. But physics is so much more than that.  Physics is active, teaching the world’s greatest athletes how to get gold medals. Physics is creative, combining colours and light to create blinding stage shows. Physics is social, bringing people together to figure out solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

Essentially, physics is understanding how the world works around you. 

We want to know how you interact with physics in your everyday life and how physics powers your passion.

Teenage boy smiling at camera.

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: How does physics power your passion?

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 powers their passion.

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 your passion; 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 the part physics plays in making your passion happen.

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.