Calling all photographers!

Official sponsor

Summer is now upon us. Whether you’re heading off on holiday to take in the sights and splendours of world archaeology or busy in the field, make sure you pack your camera. Get snapping and send us your best archaeological photos from any world location outside the UK for your chance to win first prize in our annual CWA Photo Competition.

The winning image and three runners-up will be featured in CWA and exhibited at the CA Live! 2020 conference in London on 28 & 29 February 2020. The overall winner will get two free tickets to the conference, and be presented with a framed print of their winning picture at the Friday evening awards ceremony.*

SEND YOUR ENTRIES (maximum FIVE per person):

  • By email to with the subject line: CWA PHOTO COMPETITION 2020
  • Or on a disc to CWA PHOTO COMPETITION, Current Publishing, Thames Works, Church Street, London W4 2PD

Images must be high resolution

Please use the highest resolution you have – so that the image can be printed up to A3 size, and include details of the site or artefact photographed, when each image was taken.

Monks at Angkor Wat
Mahfuzul Hasan Bhuiyan won the 2019 competition. Click here to see the full results from last year’s competition.

Closing date: 20 January 2020

The judges’ decision is final, and prize-winners (only) will be notified of results by 7 February 2020


*The print will be sent to the winner should they be unable to attend the ceremony.

Entrants can submit up to 5 images with an archaeological theme – please include details of the site or artefact photographed, when each image was taken, and your contact information, including a postal address.

Photos of any world locations outside the UK may be submitted.

Please use the highest resolution you have – so that it can be printed up to A3 size.

Copyright will remain with the photographer. However, by entering this competition you agree to Current Publishing using the images for possible exhibition, publication or promotional use.

It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that all necessary permissions are obtained from any person featured in a photograph. Photographers flying drones should obtain required permissions from any site pictured.

All photos entered must be done so under an individual’s name. By submitting images you confirm that you are the copyright holder and creator of the image, and that you will be responsible for any claims by any third party.

Entrants must be 18 or over. The competition is open to all amateur and professional photographers. Amateur and professional entries will not be judged separately.

The winner will be offered two complimentary tickets for the CA Live! conference. Transport and accommodation are not included. The judge’s decision is final. Prize-winners (only) will be notified of results by 7 February 2020.

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