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 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

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 British Archaeological Awards panel.

BAA trustees also have the option of awarding 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 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

Judges

Our judging panel is made up of leading experts from across the archaeology field, including both professional and voluntary sectors.

Best Archaeological Project
Prof. Roger Mercer OBE

Best Community Archaeology Project
Peter Liddle

Best Archaeological Book
Christopher Catling

Best Public Representation of Archaeology
Dr Sara Perry

Best Archaeological Innovation
Roger Thomas

 

 

Watch #archaeology presentations from @BAAWARDSUK 2014 - thanks to @Archaemedia for voiceovers https://t.co/u19vjUS144
Space age technologies such as unmanned aerial vehicles to investigate previously inaccessible archaeology: http://t.co/1KjQZWsEI2
@NedsTop would be good to link up people and places with #ww1athome and @homefrontlegacy - you can submit both to your HER using our app
RT @ahrcpress: The role of women in the First World War - a new feature from the AHRC on international experiences of #ww1 http://t.co/nz6R…
Did you catch Phil Harding on @SundayBrunchC4 speaking about @FestivalofArch ? See it again later http://t.co/9IxFcwnENH
The @BAAWARDSUK gives us the opportunity to celebrate our incredible archaeology and archaeologists - volunteers and professionals
Beatrice de Cardi receives the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Archaeology at @BAAWARDSUK 2014 ceremony http://t.co/aNQslw7Kxa
Follow the ceremony: https://t.co/Aq0SjHyEA2 via @storify
@OxbowBooks @CoastArch @BAAWARDSUK You've been quoted in my #Storify story "British Archaeological Awards 2014" http://t.co/89pvM5O4UY
@tj_sutcliffe @OxbowUSA @ThePostHole You've been quoted in my #Storify story "British Archaeological Awards 2014" http://t.co/8iVRJ2pAjD