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Archaeological Photo Competition 2010

posted 2 Apr 2010, 06:54 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 30 Nov 2010, 13:16 ]

Have you taken a stunning photo of an archaeological site? Would you like the chance to win a fabulous Canon EOS 500D digital SLR?

Canon EOS 500D digital SLRThe Archaeological Photo Competition, sponsored by the Council for British Archaeology and Oxbow Books aims to encourage everyone to record the present day state of archaeological sites for future generations and help build up an archive of photos from all over the world.

The overall winner will receive a fabulous Canon EOS 500D digital SLR, the best in its class OR £500 off any Andante Travels holiday in 2011. The winner of the ‘Best of British Archaeology’ category, sponsored by the CBA, will win a selection of best-selling Practical Handbooks in archaeology, worth over £100. There will be other prizes worth around £100 each for the winners of each remaining category, sponsored by Oxbow Books.

The competition is organised by Andante Travels, ‘the experts in archaeological travel’. Andante Travels have been taking people on journeys through the ancient world for 25 years; introducing, engaging and interesting them in the story of mankind as told by the things they left behind. Your photographs will help to record the present day state of sites for future generations as we build up an archive of photos from all over the world. The competition is open to everyone, whether or not you have been on a holiday with Andante.


  • Big names of Archaeology – your best pictures of the big name sites e.g. Giza, Pompeii, Machu Picchu. Prize sponsored by Oxbow Books.
  • People and Archaeology – your pictures of people interacting with archaeological sites - talking about them, examining them, pondering on them, drawing .them….Prize sponsored by Oxbow Books
  • ‘Best of British Archaeology’ - Special Category for 2010. Prize sponsored by the Council for British Archaeology.
  • Endangered Sites – your pictures of archaeology in danger: sea erosion, landslide, building development or mass tourism.

How to enter

  • Choose up to 3 images per category
  • Send on CD or by email (no prints) to Andante Travels, The Old Barn, Old Road, Alderbury, Salisbury SP5 3AR.
  • Images must be over 1mb

Closing date - 31st May 2010

Small print: Photos will never be sold or used by anyone other than Andante Travels or our sponsors without the photographer’s permission. Photographs will be acknowledged and archived at Andante’s offices.

Visit Andante Travels website for more information.

Republished from Council for British Archaeology website