In 1996, at the SAA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, the Public Education Committee’s Archaeology Week and Network Subcommittees, along with the SAA’s Council of Affiliated Societies, sponsored the first Archaeology Day, Week, or Month poster contest. Called "Celebrate Archaeology 1995-96," it was held as part of the Public Session on April 13. Submitted posters dated between June 1995 and May 1996. Conference and public session participants selected the winners.
The State Archaeology Celebration Poster Contest has continued every year since 1996. Winners are selected by popular vote of conference participants at each year’s SAA Annual Meeting. Learn how to submit your state’s poster to the contest.
The contest is possible through the support of members and the Public Education Endowment Fund.
2020 Contest Voting
Due to the cancellation of the 2020 SAA Annual Meeting, voting for the 2020 State Archaeology Celebration Poster Contest will take place online. Voting is now open until April 8 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Any SAA member or registrant for the 2020 annual meeting will be eligible to participate. Winners will be announced in an online ceremony. View the entries below and cast your vote!
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2020 Contest Entries
Posters appear in the order of their submission.