Photographic Competition 2016-2018
The Mick Aston Photographic Competition
For three years we ran a Photographic Competition to remember the late Mick Aston was a skilled photographer and a talented draughtsman. Mick’s camera was never from his side and he took every opportunity to record archaeological sites whenever the opportunity arose. Over a career spanning more than 40 years, he built up a unique collection of images which charted the development of medieval archaeology throughout Britain. In honour of his contribution to the discipline and his role in public engagement, the Society for Medieval Archaeology launched a photographic competition for Society members in Mick’s honour.
The theme for 2018 was ‘the past meets the future’ taking inspiration from the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Throughout the year diverse cultural heritage was celebrated #EuropeforCulture. The winning photograph was submitted by Sue Anderson. Congratulations Sue!
In 2017 the theme for the Mick Aston Photographic Competition was Religion. We were delighted to award the prize to Brian Buchanan, who submitted this photograph of a drone at Yeavering. Congratulations Brian!
In 2016 the theme for the Mick Aston Photographic Competition was Religion. We were delighted to award the prize to Steve Ashby, who submitted this photograph of the crypt at Lastingham.