VAS High School Paper Prize Contest

2017VASpaperprizeflyerWe are pleased to announce the First Annual Vermont Archaeology Month High School Paper Contest. All high school students in the State of Vermont are eligible to enter the contest, and the winner will receive a $500 cash prize!

The subject for the 2017 contest is:

Why does archaeology matter?

We are all interested in how and why cultures change over time because it gives us insight into our own cultural changes. Archaeology is unique among the humanities and social sciences in that the objects it studies span great periods of time. It has allowed archaeologists to study how and why cultures change in all periods of time and in all parts of the world.

Be creative and share your thoughts with us about why archaeology matters today!

Submissions must:

  • be no more than 800 words
  • 12pt Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1″ margins
  • photographs are allowed
  • include your name, mailing address, current high school and grade level

Deadline: September 22, 2017

Submit your paper by email:

The winner will be announced and awarded with a check for $500 on Thursday, September 28th at 6:30pm at a public lecture at the University of Vermont. We will also publish the winning essay on our website.

Download the flyer here!