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. Conference and public session participants selected the winners.

The State Archaeology Celebration Poster Contest has continued every year since 1996. Until 2020, winners were selected by popular vote of conference participants at each year’s SAA Annual Meeting. After that, voting has been held online. Starting in 2022, the contest voting has been open to the public again. 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.

2022 Contest Voting

Voting is now closed. Thank you to every submitter and voter! The top three winners are below and on our poster contest winners page.


2022 Contest Entries

Posters appear in the order of their submission.

2021 Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month Poster
2022 First Place: Wyoming
2021 South Carolina Archaeology Month Poster
South Carolina (front)
2021 South Carolina Archaeology Month Poster
South Carolina (back)
2021 Virginia Archaeology Month Poster
Virginia (front)
2021 Virginia Archaeology Month Poster
Virginia (back)
2021 Oklahoma Archaeology Month Poster
Oklahoma
2021 Indiana Archaeology Month Poster
Indiana
2021 Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month Poster
2022 Second Place: Tennessee
2021 Louisiana Archaeology Month Poster
Louisiana
2021 California Archaeology Month Poster
2022 Third Place: California
2021 West Virginia Archaeology Month Poster
West Virginia
2021 Missouri Archaeology Month Poster
Missouri (front)
2021 Missouri Archaeology Month Poster
Missouri (back)
2021 Kentucky Archaeology Month Poster
Kentucky
2022 Arkansas Archaeology Month Poster
Arkansas
2021 Alaska Archaeology Month Poster
Alaska
2021 North Carolina Archaeology Month Poster
North Carolina