You may have missed January and part of February, but there's still time to hang the 2010 Utah Life Elevated Official Scenic Calendar and drool over the wild outdoors. The 38th edition, published by the Utah Office of Tourism, is full of award-winning photos and highlights of Utah's iconic destinations, outdoor activities, and events.
"The photography, design work, and destination information in our annual calendar has never been better," said Leigh von der Esch, managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism. "It's our hope that this year's edition will inspire residents and non-residents alike to seek out the uplifting vistas and exciting experiences available throughout the state."
The calendar showcases Utah as a 12-month destination, and makes a fun gift for clients, family, and friends. You'll find 67 photographs depicting Utah's incredible scenery and travelers of all ages enjoying activities in varied landscapes. A photo of Canyonlands National Park's Angel Arch, taken by accomplished Utah photographer Willie Holdman, is the cover image and shots from all five national parks, Monument Valley, and Temple Square appear inside. The calendar's unique images represent the work of some of the nation's best outdoor photographers.
Creative text describes each month's featured photograph. A lift-up page provides access to information on events, celebrations and activities held across the state during that particular month, including those at local ski resorts with photos of recreation and scenery typical in each season.
Last year's calendar was honored with the Rodney A. Anderson - Best of National Calendar Award, the competition's highest honor. It also was awarded seven Gold Awards and one Silver Award in the competition. Scott Hardy, who has worked on the state's scenic calendars for the past 24 years, once again designed this year's calendar.
You can get yours through the Utah Office of Tourism or in local bookstores for $7 each.
More information or call 801- 538-1900.