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.

2023 Contest Entries

Posters appear in the order of their submission.

2022 Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month Poster
2023 First Place: Wyoming
2022 West Virginia Archaeology Month Poster
West Virginia
2022 Indiana Archaeology Month Poster
2022 California Archaeology Month Poster
2023 Second Place: California
2022 Louisiana Archaeology Month Poster
2022 Utah Archaeology & Historic Preservation Month Poster
2023 Arkansas Archaeology Month Poster
2023 Third Place: Arkansas
2022 Michigan Archaeology Month Poster (Front)
Michigan (front)
2022 Michigan Archaeology Month Poster (Back)
Michigan (back)
2022 Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month Poster
2022 Oklahoma Archaeology Month Poster
2022 Kentucky Archaeology Month Poster
2022 Texas Archaeology Month Poster (English)
Texas (English)
2022 Texas Archaeology Month Poster (Spanish)
Texas (Spanish)