“The Young Archaeologists’ Club has been made a laureate of the 2015 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards. YAC is one of just 5 UK prize winners from a field of 263 nominees from 29 countries.
The Public Choice Award carries with it a prize of 10,000 Euros. You can help YAC win the Public Choice Award by casting your vote at http://vote.europanostra.org/
The European Commission and Europa Nostra judging panel said: “The Jury were impressed with the successful achievement over many years of a simple yet vital role – to enthuse young people about archaeology and the past. The dedication that goes into the planning of activities and longer-term structure of the organisation is truly noteworthy and it is no surprise that a high percentage of members go on to study archaeology and work in this field. With many branches embedded into different organisations and geographical areas the Young Archaeologists’ Club is an outstanding achievement in education, which is particularly important when opportunities in this subject within the school curriculum are limited.”