SALT LAKE CITY - Copies of the 2012 Utah Life Elevated Official Scenic Calendar are available for the general public for gift giving during the holiday season. Now in its 40th year, the annual award-winning publication is produced by the Utah Office of Tourism to promote Utah's scenic attractions to out-of-state visitors and residents. It highlights many of Utah's iconic destinations, outdoor activities, and events through its stunning photography and award-winning graphic design. The calendar also includes a greeting by Gov. Gary R. Herbert.
A photo of Delicate Arch taken by accomplished Utah photographer Scott T. Smith is featured on the cover. Other photos highlight all five national parks, many of Utah's state parks, national monuments, ski resorts, national forests, Temple Square, and various outdoor activities.
"These calendars are ideal for business to remind customers of the great quality of life that Utah has to offer," said Spencer Eccles, executive director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED).
"The affordable, award-winning publication makes an excellent gift for family and friends, as well as business clients," said Leigh von der Esch, managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism, an agency of GOED.
This year's calendar was designed by graphic artist Scott Hardy who has worked on the state's scenic calendars for the past 26 years. Twenty-thousand copies were printed by Rastar in West Valley City.
The Utah Scenic Calendar is recognized annually for design and photography. The 2011 edition was honored with 13 awards in the National and World Calendar Awards competition, including a Gold Award for Best Graphic Design.
The 2012 Utah Scenic Calendar may now be purchased through our new secure online store at www.visitutah.comIndividual calendars are $10 each, plus tax and shipping. Bulk orders of 50+ calendars are offered at $8. Purchases may be made at the Zion Natural History Association (ZNHA) bookstore located at Council Hall, 300 N. State St., Salt Lake City, Utah, 84114. If you have questions, please contact the Utah Office of Tourism at (801) 538-1900 or (800) 200-1160.