Division Prizes

To participate in a divisional or sponsored competition (oral or poster), a student must be a member of the division under which they are submitting their abstract. Any prize entitles the recipient to a certificate, a free ticket for the Thursday evening Award Ceremony at Queen’s University. and a cheque for one of the following amounts:

  • First prize: $200
  • Second prize (if applicable): $100
  • Third prize (if applicable): $50

Prize Scheme

  • 0-2 entrants – no prize (some divisions may award one prize if merited)
  • 3-5 entrants – one prize
  • 6-9 entrants – two prizes
  • 10+ entrants – three prizes

Some divisions may choose to award more or fewer prizes than the scheme allows.


Atmospheric and Space Physics (DASP)

Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Canada (DAMOPC)

Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (DCMMP)

Industrial and Applied Physics (DIAP)

Physics in Medicine and Biology (DPMB) sponsored by Bruker BioSpin

Nuclear Physics (DNP)

Particle Physics (PPD)

Plasma Physics (DPP); first prize sponsored by Plasmionique Inc.

Surface Science (DSS)

Theoretical Physics (DTP)

Committee to Encourage Women in Physics (CEWIP)

CEWIP will award one prize for the best poster presentation by a female student in the CAP poster competition. The winning female candidate will be picked from the top 6 finalists (male and female) in the general poster competition.

Instrumentation and Measurement Physics (DIMP)

DIMP will award one prize for the best overall oral or poster presentation.