Festival of Archaeology 2017: #Archaeocake
Ready, steady, ‘archaeo’bake!
Whether you are inspired by Flag Fen fancies, Star Carr cookies or Maiden Castle muffins, you now have the chance to show off your skills with our Archaeocake 2017 baking competition.
The competition is organised by the Council for British Archaeology
It celebrates the Festival of Archaeology which includes over 1,000 events across the UK from 15th to 30th July.
How do I enter?
It is simple to enter, just submit a photo of your archaeology-themed bake to the Council for British Archaeology before the end of August – unfortunately the judges aren’t able to travel the country and taste each entry, as much as we'd like to!
Your entry can be based on any aspect of archaeology: a dig, a discovery, a heritage site or ancient monument, a recreation of times past, a famous archaeologist, or fictional archaeology hero.
There are two categories, '13 and under' and '14+' (there's no upper age limit!).
Email a picture of your creation to email@example.com Shortlisted entries will be uploaded to the Festival Instagram account.
Your email should include your name and age (on 31st August), and a caption. If you are sending multiple entries, please send one email and caption per email.
Winners can choose between i-subscribe vouchers to subscribe to a history or baking magazine of their choice, or Patisserie Valerie vouchers to satisfy that sweet tooth.
The closing date is Thursday 31st August 2017.
Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the page.
Dan Snow says...
Top TV historian, Dan Snow, who is President of the Council for British Archaeology, says:
“Each year the Festival of Archaeology provides a great way for everyone to have the opportunity to discover more about the archaeology in their local area. This competition encourages people to think about archaeology more broadly than just digging in a trench! The competition adds another way for more people to be involved. Whether you bake with a local community group, youth club, or with your workmates, you can enter the competition by simply sharing photographs of your creative cookery.”
Leah wins #Archaeocake 2016
YAC member Leah won the younger age category in the 2016 Archaeocake competition with her incredible Thames foreshore cake, inspired by mud-larking on the river.
Check out how Leah made her incredible #Archaeocake on the YAC website, where you can see step-by-step photos of her creation.
Terms & Conditions
1. CLOSING DATE: The last day to send in submissions for the competition is 31st August 2017.
2. Your baked creation can be a dig site, a discovery, a heritage site, a recreation of past times, an archaeologist or fictional archaeology hero.
3. i-subscribe vouchers to subscribe to a history or baking magazine of the winners' choice, or Patisserie Valerie vouchers.
4. Entrants must be aged 13 or under or 14+ on the closing date of 31st August. There is no upper age limit!
5. Each entrant may submit up to five entries.
6. To enter, email a picture of your creation to firstname.lastname@example.org Shortlisted entries will be uploaded to the Festival Instagram account at www.instagram.com/festivalofarchaeology
7. Your email should include your name and age (on 31st August), and a caption. If you are sending multiple entries, please send one email and caption per email.
8. If you are under 16, please confirm in the email that you have permission from a parent/carer to enter.
9. All images entered must be the original work of the entrant.
10. The winning entries will be judged by the Festival of Archaeology team and colleagues. The judges’ decision will be final.
11. Copyright of the images will remain with the entrant, though the Council for British Archaeology and the Young Archaeologists’ Club will be granted non-exclusive rights in perpetuity for publication, digitisation, exhibition and broadcast. This may include the granting of reproduction rights to selected third parties for promotional or other uses.
12. All images are submitted at the entrant’s own risk.
13. By entering this competition, you agree that your entry may be used by the Festival of Archaeology and the Council for British Archaeology, including but not limited to, our websites, Facebook pages and Twitter account.
14. Entry to the competition confirms acceptance of the above rules.