The 2017 AAPT Photo Contest, sponsored by Vernier, was held at the summer meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in Cincinnati, Ohio. Students submitted photos that demonstrate physics concepts, along with essays that explain them. AAPT members voted on the entries. Each year we are impressed by the creativity of the students who enter this contest. The eye-drawing composition of these images reminds us that art has both an important role in our lives and a valuable connection to science.

The winner in the Contrived Category is Ryan Michael Brohm for the photo “Smile for the Camera!”
Kyle Douglas Willette won the Natural Category with the photo “The Balance of Nature.”