SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Office of Tourism, an agency of the Governor's Office of Economic Development, has released its 2010 Utah 'Life Elevated' Official Scenic Calendar. Now in its 38th year, the annual award-winning publication highlights many of Utah's iconic destinations, outdoor activities, and events through its stunning photography and innovative graphic design. The calendar also features a greeting by Gov. Gary R. Herbert.
A photo of Canyonlands National Park's Angel Arch, taken by accomplished Utah photographer Willie Holdman, was selected as the cover image. Many other Utah destinations are featured throughout the calendar including all five national parks, Monument Valley, and Temple Square.
"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 truly showcases Utah as a 12-month destination, and makes an excellent gift for clients, family, and friends."
Scott Hardy, who has worked on the state's scenic calendars for the past 24 years, once again designed this year's calendar. Twenty-thousand copies were printed by Rastar in West Valley City, which was recently certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
The Utah Scenic Calendar is recognized regularly for design and photography. Last year's calendar was honored with the Rodney A. Anderson - Best of National Calendar Award, the competition's highest honor. It was also awarded seven Gold Awards and one Silver Award in the competition.
The Utah Office of Tourism accepts wholesale or bulk orders of 50+ calendars at $8 each. Individual orders of 49 or fewer may be purchased through the Zion Natural History Association (ZNHA) bookstore located at Council Hall, 300 N. State St., Salt Lake City, Utah, 84114. Individual calendars are $11 each, plus tax and shipping. An order form can be found online at http://travel.utah.gov.