Nominations for 2021 are now open.

Entries should include a contact name and address for the nominated group or individual (self-nomination permitted), as well as contact details for the nominator.

Awards aims and mission

The aim of the Awards is to advance public education in the study and practice of archaeology in all its aspects in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, and in particular the granting of awards for excellence or other appropriate reasons.

Our mission is for the awards to be recognised and valued by archaeologists, those they work with and the wider public to facilitate and celebrate good practice in archaeology, raise the profile of the discipline and contribute to a greater recognition of the academic, social, environmental and public relations value of archaeology.

Criteria for the awards

Please read our Guidance Document before completing your nomination.

Each award has a set of criteria that the judges assess nominations against. Shortlisting is also based on the quality of the application as submitted to the Archaeological Achievements Awards panel.

AAA trustees also have the option of awarding a discretionary Award for Best Discovery and an Outstanding Achievement Award to an individual who over their working life has made a valued contribution to one or more of the following:

  • Made a substantial addition to our knowledge of the past in the UK and the Republic of Ireland by archaeological means
  • Demonstrated originality of approach, methodology or presentation
  • Shown commitment to recognised professional standards and ethics
  • Been effective in dissemination and presentation of research
  • Supported and inspired colleagues, students or members of the public

Nomination Forms – PDF:

Annual Outstanding Archaeological Achievement Award 2021

Archaeological Innovation 2021

Early Career Archaeologist 2021

Engagement and Participation 2021

Learning, Training and Skills 2021

Public Dissemination or Presentation 2021

Nomination Forms – Word Doc:

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