Lloyd G. Elliott University Prize Exam

The 2022 University Prize exam was held on Tuesday, March 22nd at 1pm EST.  The results can be viewed here.

The 2023 exam was held on Saturday, March 18th (Eastern time).  Students were able to start the open-book exam at any time that day up until 23h30 ET; once started, they had 3 hours to complete.  The results are not yet available.

The CAP University Prize Examination, normally held in February or March of each year, is a national competition open to students across the country who are studying physics and are enrolled in an undergraduate program at the time of the examination. All eligible students are encouraged to participate.

This prize exam is funded solely on charitable donations from CAP members, friends, and supporters.  In 2022, the CAP Foundation provided the following prizes*:

  • First prize, the Lloyd G. Elliott Prize – $500
  • Second prize – $300
  • Third prize – $200

Donations to support the work of the CAP Foundation are always welcome and tax receipts are issued.

*Prizes must be claimed within two (2) years of their issuance.


2023 University Prize Exam

The 2023 prize exam was held on Saturday, March 18.

The examination could be started at any time during the day until 23h00 ET; once started students had 3 hours to complete this open-book exam.

Click HERE for Previous CAP University Prize Exams and Results