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.

2021 Contest Entries

Posters appear in the order of their submission.

2020 Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month Poster
2021 Second Place: Wyoming
2020 California Archaeology Month Poster
2020 Virginia Archaeology Month Poster
Virginia (Side 1)
2020 Virginia Archaeology Month Poster
Virginia (Side 2)
2020 Indiana Archaeology Month Poster
2020 Louisiana Archaeology Month Poster
2020 South Carolina Archaeology Month StoryMap
South Carolina
2020 Missouri Archaeology Month Poster
2021 Arkansas Archaeology Month Poster
2020 Wisconsin Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month Poster
2020 Maryland Archaeology Month Poster
2020 Oklahoma Archaeology Month Poster
2020 Kentucky Archaeology Month Poster
2021 First Place: Kentucky
2020 Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month Poster
2020 Alaska Archaeology Month Poster
2021 Third Place: Alaska