Photo Contest News

October 2, 2011

2011 AIA Photo Contest Winners

The Cover of the 2012 AIA Calendar

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:



Classical Sufetula

Sbeitla, Tunisia

Clive Vella


Archaeology is Teamwork



Shovel toss in the Zaamin Mountains, Uzbekistan

Zaamin Mountains, Uzbekistan

Taylor Hermes


Tools of the Trade



The “Dream Team” in Trench Beta Theta of the Athenian Agora

The Athenian Agora, Athens, Greece

Mary Conley


Fabulous Finds



Moche Burial

San Jose de Moro, Peru

Rhonda Magnusson Pickens





Water Break at the Athenian Agora Excavations

Athenian Agora Excavations, Athens, Greece

James Artz


Archaeological Landscapes



Final Edits

Eddisbury Hillfort, Delamere, United Kingdom

Allison Cuneo





Sunrise over the Rosita Residential Group

Blue Creek, Belize

Colleen Hanratty


Life of an Archaeologist.



Castanheiro do Vento – Portugal

Águas-Novas Bairros, Castelo de Paiva, Aveiro, Portugal

Joana Martins Neves de Freitas

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