Nominate your Young Archaeologist of the Year
About the Award
The Young Archaeologist of the Year Award is one of the Marsh Archaeology Awards organised by the Council for British Archaeology (which YAC is part of), supported by the Marsh Christian Trust.
The Awards are given to people who take part in community archaeology projects across the UK.
Help us find our Young Archaeologist of the Year for 2017!
We're looking for a young person (or group of young people) aged 17 or under, who loves archaeology. To be our Award winner, we want someone who has developed their own archaeological knowledge and skills, and who has shared their love of archaeology and the past with other people too.
Have you been involved in a great archaeological project with your Young Archaeologists' Club? Have you developed your love of archaeology with a community project? Have you won a Heritage Hero Award? Have you had archaeological adventures with your school? If so, we want to hear from you!
How to enter the Award
You can nominate yourself or someone else to be our Young Archaeologist of the Year.
Your entry must be made in writing and should include the following information:
● Name of the person (or group) that you are nominating
● Their age on 31 August 2017
● Their address and telephone number
● The name and contact details for the person making the nomination (that's you!)
The main part of your entry should be an explanation of why the person (or group) you are nominating deserves the Award. Remember to include information about how they have shown their love of archaeology, and how they have tried to develop their archaeological skills and knowledge. Our Award winner will be someone who has shared their love of archaeology – so make sure you include information about this too.
Your entry should be no more than 500 words, but you can also include photographs, website links, videos and other content.
Important: If you are entering yourself, you should include a letter from an adult who knows about your project, for example a YAC leader, a teacher or an archaeologist.
Please send your entries by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01904 671417 for more information.
Nominations close at midnight on Sunday 3rd September 2017.
Our 2016 winner...
The Young Archaeologist in 2016 was 17-year-old Nathaniel Tegg from Reading.
You can read Nathaniel's story here.
Since winning the Award last year, Nathaniel has gone on to volunteer with Reading YAC to help even more young people get involved in archaeology!