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.
2021 Online Voting
Online voting is now closed! First-, second-, and third-place winning posters will be announced in a virtual awards ceremony in May after the Annual Meeting. Thank you for voting!
2021 Contest Entries
Posters appear in the order of their submission.