To develop inspiring physics posters for classrooms, QSO invited students to enter our school poster competition. The winning entries will be used to develop new classroom physics posters. Open to all age groups, but we particularly encouraged students in years 8-10 to participate.


Selection criteria

Winning entries will be selected for 

- Clear and engaging discussion of an interesting topic

- Bold ideas for communicating challenging concepts

- Tackling outlandish or wacky subject areas 

- Cool physics in everyday life


We would like to thank all of the students who entered for your wonderful posters!

We also congratulate all of our winning entries.

Winning Entries


Third Place

Why is the sky blue? Therese Makasini, Kavanagh College


Second Place

Black Holes Charlotte Owen, Kavanagh College


First Place

Light Taryn Breen, Cheyenne Locke, Bonnie lee Dippie, Rose Church, Summer, Sharia, Bohally Intermediate


The Centre for Quantum Science is  a University of Otago Research Centre hosted by the Department of Physics.


Department of Physics

University of Otago

730 Cumberland Street

Dunedin 9010



Ashton Bradley                       

ashton.bradley [at]    


Niels Kjærgaard            

niels.kjaergaard [at]