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Environmental physics essay competition

Entries can cover any aspect of environmental physics, but we particularly encourage essays aligning with this year’s focus on 'Oceans'. 

The competition is open to all (IOP members or non-members, individuals or groups) with prizes in two categories; entrants in secondary education and entrants studying for, or with, a degree. Entries should be accompanied with a short biography of the author(s). 

Winners receive cash prizes of up to £200 plus a certificate, an invitation to present at the group’s annual meeting and consideration for possible publication. All entrants will receive free IOP membership for three months. 

Please note that entries must be original and will be judged on both writing quality and content. Entries and enquiries should be emailed to us.



  1. Deadline for entries is 30 September 2019.
  2. Winners announced on 10 October 2019.
  3. Prize giving will coincide with the annual Environmental Physics Group Day, to be held on the 23 October 2019.

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