2019 OAS Symposium Photo Contest

All members of the Ontario Archaeological Society (OAS) or registered participants of the 2019 OAS Symposium are invited to participate in the 2nd OAS Photo Contest.  You can submit a maximum of 3 photos, and each needs to fall into one of the following 4 categories:

  • Archaeological landscapes
  • Field/Lab life
  • Fun Finds
  • Vintage Archaeology

Please submit all photos digitally to the OAS by email;  the photo must be in a .jpeg format and be 4MB or less in size. Send email submissions to oas-symposium@ontarioarchaeology.org  The competition will be judged by you during the Symposium on Saturday, the people that make archaeology happen in Ontario.  Winners will be announced during the Saturday reception, so please make sure to attend.  All submitted photos will be available for viewing during the day on Saturday for voting purposes which will close at 4:30p.m.

All category winners (first place) will receive a complimentary year membership to the OAS and a selection of top photos will be featured in Arch Notes in 2020 as well as on our social media platforms.

The photos will be displayed via projection at the Symposium during the Saturday evening Reception.


  • Photos can be either in colour or Black and White
  • For all categories, except the Vintage Archaeology, the photo must have been taken within the past 5 years
  • For Vintage Archaeology category, the photo should be over 25 years old
  • The photo should be of a subject captured in Ontario
  • If the photo clearly shows an individual who can be readily identified, the photographer needs to submit a completed Release Form to OAS for each identifiable individual in the photo.  If the identifiable individual is a child (18 years or under), a completed Release Form signed by the parent/guardian is required 
  • By submitting the photo to OAS you are giving OAS the right to show your photo for the duration of the Symposium and to use the photo for a 2 year period afterwards for marketing purposes
  • If Photoshop or any other media manipulation program is used, it must be declared at submission; manipulation should be kept to a minimum
  • The photo must conform to the OAS Code of Ethics.  No offensive, inappropriate or images that reflect poorly on OAS will be considered.
Photo Release Form

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