13 Sep 2022

The Council for British Archaeology encourage nominations for the Archaeological Achievement Awards before 30th September 2022

The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) are encouraging anyone involved in archaeology to nominate individuals and projects from throughout the UK and Ireland for the 2022 Archaeological Achievement Awards. Nominations close at noon on the 30th September 2022.

The Awards showcase the very best in UK and Irish archaeology, recognising significant contributions to knowledge creation, research, professional standards and excellence. The awards highlight the involvement of local communities in the study of archaeology, effective dissemination and presentation of archaeological knowledge, and innovation.

There are five categories for the 2022 awards: Archaeological Innovation, Public Dissemination and Presentation, Learning, Training and Skills, Early Career Archaeologist and Public Engagement and Participation.

The winners of the individual awards will also be considered for the prestigious 2022 Outstanding Archaeological Achievement Award. Details regarding nominations, and nomination forms, can be found here.

In 2021 the outstanding achievement award was won by Cuilcagh to Cleenish Memory Map in County Fermanagh. You can find out more about that project by watching the project coordinator Barney Devine’s “This is Archaeology” lecture for the CBA here.

The awards ceremony will be hosted by Ireland’s National Monuments Service Service in partnership with the Office of Public Works and and will be held in Dublin Castle on Tuesday 29th November.

The CBA are grateful to the sponsors of the 2022 awards. Including the Royal Archaeological Institute, who are sponsoring the Early Career Archaeologist Award, Past Preservers, sponsors of the Public Dissemination Award, Archaeological Management Solutions (AMS), sponsors of the Learning, Training and Skills Award, and AOC Archaeology Group, who are sponsoring the Outstanding Achievement Award. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available – please contact the CBA for more information.

The CBA are grateful for the National Monuments Service, Cadw, Historic England and Historic Environment Scotland for their continued support of the Archaeological Achievement Awards.

Further support is provided by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA), the Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers (ALGAO:UK), Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI).