Distinguished Achievement in Public Archaeology Award
Nomination/Submission Deadline: 20 Dec 2023
The Distinguished Achievement in Public Archaeology Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated a strong dedication to public engagement throughout their career. This award continues the tradition begun with the Award for Excellence in Public Education (1997–2020) of recognizing exemplary public engagement efforts but refocuses on individual accomplishments, contributions, and service. Potential applicants and nominees who feel their work is eligible are encouraged to contact the committee chair by early November to solicit guidance.
Who Is Eligible to Submit Nominations or Apply for the Award
Any member of SAA may submit a nomination file, although awardees are not required to be members of the SAA.
Nomination/Submission Materials Required
Other Special Requirements
Prior to any award recommendation being finalized and publicly announced, anyone recommended for an award, scholarship, or grant will be required to certify the following:(a) I am not and have not ever been the subject of a discrimination or harassment lawsuit or related administrative complaint that resulted in an adverse finding; and
(b) I do not have and have not had a current or pending disciplinary action such as suspension or termination of registration, resulting from a Register of Professional Archaeologists’ grievance investigation.
Nature of Award (e.g. monetary, medal, symposium)
Current Committee Charge
Committee composition is a chair and at least four members.
Term length is three years. Individuals ending their terms cycle off the committee at the close of the Business Meeting held during the SAA Annual Meeting, and new appointees begin their terms at this time.
Committee Chair and End of Term
Committee Chair Contact Information
Committee Members and Ends of Terms
Selection or Evaluation Criteria
Nominations are reviewed individually by members of the Awards for Excellence in Public Education Committee, and selection is based the length and breadth of public archaeology contributions. The committee reserves the right not to make an award in any given year if the nomination pool does not merit doing so.
Committee Deliberation Process (e.g. dates, venue)
After reviewing all nominations individually, committee members meet electronically and/or via telephone conference after the submission deadline has passed to select the winner.
2023 A. Gwynn Henderson