Award Details


State Archaeology Celebration Poster Award

Nomination/Submission Deadline: 31 Mar 2021

Award Guidelines

Award Description

This award is presented to the state or community whose poster in honor of Archaeology Week or Month best exemplifies the vibrant role played by archaeology, heritage, and preservation within the community. The contest is held at the SAA Annual Meeting, where attendees vote for first, second, and third-place winners.

The State Archaeology Celebration Poster Award is sponsored by the Public Education Committee and the Council of Allied Societies. The contest is possible through the support of members and the Public Education Endowment Fund.

Who Is Eligible to Submit Nominations or Apply for the Award

Any State Archaeology Celebration poster dating between March 2020 and February 2021 will be considered.

Nomination/Submission Materials Required

  1. Mail one hard copy—unfolded and unmounted—of your state's official Archaeology Celebration poster to the contact below before the deadline. If your state poster includes a front and back design, please send two hard copies so that both sides can be displayed. Posters that arrive after the deadline cannot be included in the contest. Posters that are not submitted to the contest cannot be displayed on the poster boards at the Annual Meeting.
  2. Email a digital copy of the poster, also to the contact below.
  3. Either digitally or with the hard copy, submit a cover sheet with a contact name, title, and email address. Please include written permission to display poster images on the SAA website, social media, and in the Council of Allied Societies newsletter.
Promotional materials in addition to the posters should not be posted to the contest boards at the Annual Meeting. To keep the area around the contest clear, please do not leave materials on the floor around the boards.



Elizabeth Pruitt
Society for American Archaeology
1111 14th St. NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005-5622

Past Awardees

View the archive of past Archaeology Celebration Award winning posters, going back to the first contest in 1996.