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March 5, 2022

2022 AIA Photo Contest Results

The AIA’s 11th Annual Photo Contest featured nearly 200 photos in five categories: Archaeological LandscapesExcavationField LifeFun Finds, and Monuments. Despite facing ongoing travel restrictions, participants shared images of archaeological work from all around the world. By perusing these entries, voters had the chance to explore over 30 different countries, and over 50 unique archaeological sites.

From February 25 – March 4 during the week-long voting period, over 19,000 votes were cast and the five winning photos garnered over 5,000 combined votes. This year’s winners will receive a one-year complimentary AIA membership. Top photos selected by AIA staff will also be included in the AIA’s 2023 calendar.

The following winning photos received the most votes in their respective categories:

Archaeological Landscapes

Montalto di Castro, Viterbo, Italy
By: Danielle Vander Horst
“Official Supervisors”


Hard Working
Proyecto Arqueologico San Isidro, Sonsonate, El Salvador
By: Adriano Przemek Trzesniowski 
“Over 50% of PASI’s hard working team are women!”

Field Life

On the Way Home
Proyecto Arqueologico San Isidro, Sonsonate, El Salvador
By: Adriano Przemek Trzesniowski 
“Family time – but the project for some is also a kind of a great family.”

Fun Finds

Just Out of the Trench
Proyecto Arqueologico San Isidro, Sonsonate, El Salvador
By: Adriano Przemek Trzesniowski 
“Every night we have guests in our trenches: snakes, rats, frogs and mice.”


Ephesus, Turkey
Ephesus, Izmir, Turkey
By: Sabian Hasani
“The Library of Celsus in Ephesus”

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