Anthropology Photo Contest

We’ll begin accepting submissions for the 2023 Anthropology Photo Contest in May 2022.

If you could define your work in a single picture, what would it look like?

Anthropologists work all around the world, in the most diverse range of careers imaginable, and we want to highlight them. Photographs can be anything you believe relates to your work. Show us your work in the field, lab, or classroom. In addition to being featured on the AAA website as header images and on AAA’s social media accounts, select photo contest images will be featured in the 2023 AAA calendar to be distributed at the AAA Annual Meeting.

Anthropology Photo Contest Guidelines:

  • Applicants must be a current member of the AAA at the time of submission
  • Photo contestants may submit up to three photos of their work.
  • For each photo please include a title, caption that provides information on when, where, why the photographer made the photo, how the image relates to the field of anthropology, and an image description that provides access to blind and low-vision viewers, as well as anyone who needs support processing visuals.
  • Photographs must be your own work.
  • Selected photos for the calendar will be printed at 11×8 dimensions, photos that are not in landscape orientation will be cropped to fit the 11×8 layout. Images need to be a high-quality resolution, minimum 300 pixels per inch.
  • To be considered for the AAA Calendar, photos must be saved and uploaded correctly. The photos need to be first name underscore last name underscore photo number (1, 2 or 3). For example: FirstName_LastName_Photo1
  • The photographs may not portray any nudity or illicit activity.

You are more than welcome to submit up to three photographs, but only one will potentially be featured in the calendar.

After the applications close and the photos are processed, the AAA will put all qualifying entries on the AAA Facebook page for a vote. Voting is counted by any acknowledgment of the photo on the AAA Facebook page such as a “like” or “love” on the image.

The votes will be tallied, and the top 12 photos, from 12 different AAA members, will be featured in the 2023 AAA calendar, which will be distributed at the AAA Annual Meeting.


Contact Meghan Horihan at gro.orhtnanacirema@nahirohm