The winners for our competition in association with the Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC) have been revealed at the Festival of Archaeology at the British Museum, in central London.
YAC is a wonderful organisation aimed at promoting archaeology and history among the next generation. We asked its members to come up with some clever ideas to help prevent archaeologists from losing their tools on site.
After deliberating over the many amazing responses, we're delighted to announce that the ultimate winner is Kirsten Whatley-Bell, aged 11. Kirsten grabbed the top prize for her wonderful design of a trowel with a brightly-coloured handle, embedded with lights. Kirsten's design reminded us of Mick's iconic vibrant jumpers, loved my millions over the world. Well done Kirsten!
(Image: Kirsten with her prizes)
Meanwhile, Sophie Large, aged 10, came in a very close second for three great suggestions including the 'squishy cube', the 'handy mat' and 'the waist buddy'. Sophie joined us in London at the Festival of Archaeology, to pick up her prizes in person (see group photo above).
Time Team series producer and creator Tim Taylor tells us: "There were some fantastic entries, but we were particularly impressed with the creativity and imagination of our winners, Kirsten and Sophie. Thanks to everyone who took part, it's inspiring to think they could be the next generation of archaeologists!"
Watch this space for new merchandise inspired by their ideas...
(Image: Sophie with her prizes)
To find out more about YAC, visit the official site.