COLLISION is an outreach project by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale (CoEPP). CoEPP physicists work on the ATLAS experiment at the LHC.

The competition began in 2012, as a competition for visual/ comic book/ graphic/ filmic (YouTube/ Vimeo) representation of particle physics as seen by artists, students and scientists. Entries were exhibited online, and selected entries were exhibited in the Planetarium at Scienceworks and published in a zine, distributed by Express Media
Coincidentally, 2012 is the same year that particle physicists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) discovered the Higgs boson.

In 2015 the theme is “the Large Hadron Collider has restarted… what will we find this time?”

Categories and Prizes

— High school and primary school student category
— Open category

The winner of the High school and primary school student category will receive a \$500 cash prize and \$1,000 for their school’s science program
Winner of the Open category will receive a \$1,500 cash prize.

A selection of multimedia/ short film and print entries will be included in a visual art exhibition at RiAus; and selected entries will be published in CSIRO’s Double Helix magazine.

To enter, go to the Collision site

Entries close midnight Sunday 23 August AEST

Pagan Metcalf's winning image from 2013

Pagan Metcalf's winning entry from 2013


In the Cloud Chamber (we find beautiful secrets)

In the Cloud Chamber (we find beautiful secrets). 2012 entry by Nicola Jing