2021 Archaeology Week & Poster Contest

As we prepare for this year’s Society for Hawaiian Archaeology virtual conference, scheduled from October 2-3, 2021, we are pleased to announce the Hawaiian Archaeology Week Youth Poster Design Contest

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all Hawai‘i students through Grade 12 or any Hawai‘i resident under 19 years of age.


THEME: Preserving and Sharing the History of Hawai‘i through Archaeology

FORMAT: 18 x 24 inches poster with a portrait or landscape orientation. Minimum resolution for scanned entries is 2700 by 3600.

CRITERIA: The winning design will be selected based on originality, composition, and relevance to theme.

PRIZES: 1st Place – poster showcased throughout Hawaiʻi during Archaeology Week, $100 Nā Mea Hawai‘i gift certificate, family admission to local museum, and printed copy of poster. Five runner-up post-ers will also be showcased. 

EMAIL ENTRY TO: posters@hawaiianarchaeology.org OR MAIL ENTRY TO: Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, P.O. Box 22458, Honolulu, HI 96823-2458

***ENTRY MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 31, 2021, with the Participant Consent Form

INSPIRATION / IDEAS: Your favorite archaeological site, artifact, mo‘olelo, or wahi kūpu-na. Combine images (photos, hand drawings, and/or digital images) and written words to share the story of your chosen topic. Research your topic by talking to community members, and by exploring books and the internet (we have included a few websites to start your journey). Feel free to email SHAconference2021@gmail.com for questions on specific topics.

SPONSORED BY: Society for Hawaiian Archaeology

Archaeology Week Youth Poster Design Contest