October 2, 2011
In the AIA’s first online photo contest, nearly 100 photos were submitted in August and September for a chance to win a year long AIA membership and placement on the cover of the AIA 2012 calendar. Photos were divided into 8 categories: Calendar Cover Finalists, Archaeology is Teamwork, Tools of the Trade, Fabulous Finds, Architecture, Archaeological Landscapes, Sunsational, and Life of an Archaeologist.
In 10 days of voting over 12,000 votes were cast—the winner of each category will receive a complimentary year’s membership to the AIA, which includes a subscription to Archaeology magazine. The AIA would like to thank everyone that entered the contest and encourage everyone to keep taking great field photos—they could be next year’s winners!
The final winners are:
2012 AIA Calendar Cover:
Archaeology is Teamwork
Shovel toss in the Zaamin Mountains, Uzbekistan
Zaamin Mountains, Uzbekistan
Tools of the Trade
The “Dream Team” in Trench Beta Theta of the Athenian Agora
The Athenian Agora, Athens, Greece
San Jose de Moro, Peru
Rhonda Magnusson Pickens
Water Break at the Athenian Agora Excavations
Athenian Agora Excavations, Athens, Greece
Eddisbury Hillfort, Delamere, United Kingdom
Sunrise over the Rosita Residential Group
Blue Creek, Belize
Life of an Archaeologist.
Castanheiro do Vento – Portugal
Águas-Novas Bairros, Castelo de Paiva, Aveiro, Portugal
Joana Martins Neves de Freitas