IAI Photography Competition – Cork 2019

The IAI is running its Photography Competition again this year. Photographs should represent aspects of Irish archaeology, and can include pictures of monuments, artefacts, or work in the field or lab. This year, to keep with the theme of the conference, we would like to see more photographs of archaeologists at work; and ones focusing on aspects of environmental and urban archaeology. Permission becomes very important in this context. Photographers should obtain permission to enter an image from individuals that appear in it. The IAI will not be able to validate each entry – submission will be taken as permission.

Every year there are many wonderful entries to the competition. This year the IAI will run a Facebook campaign after the competition which will display all entries. If the entrant wishes, they can send a brief caption to accompany the image when it is posted. Please do not give detailed names or locations. Entry to the competition grants the IAI permission to use photographs in this campaign.

A panel of judges from the Board of the IAI will select the winners.



  • Only one entry per person is allowed.
  • Professional photographers need to declare themselves.
  • Images should be no smaller than 800KB and no larger than 10MB.
  • Images are to be submitted in jpeg format, along with captions, to [email protected].

The closing date for entries is Friday 29th March 2019.


Prizes this year are:

First Place –  OPW Heritage Card and copies of guidebooks to the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East

Second Place –  OPW Heritage Card and a copy of guidebook to Ireland’s Ancient East

Third Place –  Copy of guidebook to the Wild Atlantic Way

Prizes kindly sponsored by the OPW and Abarta Heritage.


To be in with a chance of winning one of these great prizes get snapping!