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.

The contest is possible through the support of members and the Public Education Endowment Fund.

2024 Contest Submission

Learn how to submit your state's poster to the contest.

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By submitting, I give permission to display the poster image on the SAA website, social media, and in the Council of Allied Societies newsletter. I also confirm that the content of the poster and the submitting individual/organization/agency/etc. agree with SAA's Principles of Archaeological Ethics. Failure to adhere to these principles could result in the rejection of the submission.

2024 Contest Entries

Posters appear in the order of their submission.

2023 Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month Poster