Poster Contest

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.

2019 Virginia Archaeology Month Poster
2019 Maryland Archaeology Month Poster
2019 New Mexico Heritage Preservation Month Poster
New Mexico
2019 Oregon Archaeology Month Poster
2019 Kentucky Archaeology Month Poster
2020 Entry: 2019 Oklahoma Archaeology Month Poster
2019 South Carolina Archaeology Month Poster
South Carolina
2019 California Archaeology Month Poster
2019 Missouri Archaeology Month Poster
2019 Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month Poster
2019 Indiana Archaeology Month Poster
2019 Alaska Archaeology Month Poster
2019 Massachusetts Archaeology Month Poster
2019 Louisiana Archaeology Month Poster
2020 Entry: 2019 North Carolina Archaeology Month Poster
North Carolina
2020 Arkansas Archaeology Month Poster
2019 Texas Archaeology Month Poster
2020 Montana Archaeology Month Poster
2020 Florida Archaeology Month Poster
2019 Utah Archaeology & Preservation Month Poster