CWA Photo Competition 2023

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Calling all photographers!

Over the last year, opportunities for travel and visits to historical sites have picked up again, and photography offers a wonderful way to capture and experience the sights and splendours of archaeology around the world. Whether you’ve been looking back at photos from previous holidays, venturing out to sites near you or on trips further afield, or busy working on archaeological projects, we want to see your best photos on a heritage theme. These can be photos that you have taken recently, or at any point in the past. Send them to us for your chance to win first prize in our annual CWA Photo Competition and have your work showcased in the magazine.

The winning image and three runners-up will be featured in CWA and at the CA Live! conference in London in 2023. The overall winner will get two free tickets to the conference, and will also receive a Current World Archaeology trophy.

SEND YOUR ENTRIES (maximum FIVE per person) by email to [email protected] with the subject line: CWA PHOTO COMPETITION 2023

Images must be high resolution

Martin Broen won the 2022 competition. Click here to see the full results from last year’s competition.

Please use the highest resolution you have, and include details of the site or artefact photographed, when each image was taken.

Closing date: 1 February 2023

The judges’ decision is final, and prize-winners (only) will be notified of results by 15 February 2023


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 location may be submitted.

Please use the highest resolution you have.

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 winners will be featured in the magazine and at the CA Live!2023 conference, and the overall winner will receive two free tickets to the conference and a CWA trophy.

The judges’ decision is final and prize-winners (only) will be notified of results by 15 February 2023.


  1. Hi! I would like to participate and would like to know if the 5 images must all belong to one subject or can belong to multiple sites, objects, etc. thank you

    • Hello! The images can absolutely depict multiple different sites/ objects etc., that’s not a problem, just be sure to include information about what is being shown in each picture in your email. Thank you!

  2. Hi !! Just wanna Make sure if we must Send all our Entries with description on the same mail or Must send 5 separate Mails ? Thanks in advance .

    • Hello! As long as the relevant descriptions/ contact information etc. is included somewhere, you can send them all in the same email or in five separate emails, whichever is easier for you. Thanks!

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