Nominations are now being accepted for the third annual Governor's Awards in the Arts. Anyone wishing to make a nomination should call the Utah Arts Council, 535-5895, for a nomination form or further information. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 4.

The awards honor Utahns who contribute to and enrich the artistic excellence and cultural climate of the state. The seven nomination categories include an individual artist, an art patron, a business, an arts organization, an arts educator, a community and an elected official."Last year's awards event was a tremendous success. We are delighted to continue this celebration honoring some of Utah's finest for their lifelong contributions in the arts," said Carol Nixon, director of the Utah Arts Council.

Awards will be presented at a dinner on May 3 in the Union Pacific Depot. The cost is $50 per person, and reservations may be made by calling the Arts Council.