IAD Blog

September 7, 2016

#ArchaeoMadness 2016 is here!

The First Match-up

Join us in counting down the days to International Archaeology Day with ArchaeoMadness!

Due to popular demand, ArchaeoMadness will return this year and in honor of the NPS Centennial we are featuring 32 U.S. National Parks!

Inspired by March Madness, ArchaeoMadness is a competition that pits different archaeological sites against each other in a head-to-head competition between two sites. The winning sites (based on popular vote) from each matchup move on to the next round. This is repeated in each round until the championship.

Submit a bracket by 5pm Eastern on September 13 for a chance to win our grand prize—a quadcopter drone with camera! Daily voting (each weekday starting September 14 and ending the day before IAD) is open to all and there are a number of fun prizes to win along the way!

We will be offering the option for participants to form their own leagues for direct competition with their friends again this year. This will allow you to have a friendly competition between members of your society, department, or class. You may even choose to award your own league prizes. If you are interested in forming a league, please follow this link to register your league. League registration will be limited to the first 10 leagues to sign up. If you choose to create a league, you will need to create your league before submitting a bracket.

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