The Small Business Administration is accepting nominations for the outstanding small business and small-business advocates in Utah to be honored during National Small Business Week May 7-13, 1989.

R. Kent Moon, SBA director for Utah, said chambers of commerce, trade associations and other business organizations are urged to submit nominations. Members of the SBA Salt Lake District Advisory Council will select the small-business person of the year and the awards for small-business advocates.The theme for the observance will be "Small Business Is America's Future," and it will feature a variety of activities in addition to the awards. After the state winners are selected, the names are entered to compete against winners in other states for national awards.

Moon said nominations are being accepted for small-business advocates in financial services, media, minority, veteran, accounting and woman categories.

Two special awards, young entrepreneur and small-business exporter, will be given during the luncheon.

Nominations can be submitted to Moon's office, 2237 Federal Building, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138. The deadline is Nov. 30.

The nominations for the state small-business award will be judged on employee growth, sales increase, current and past financial reports, innovativeness of product and service, response to adversity, community contributions and the firm's "staying power."

Moon said another event for Small Business Week will be a poster contest for students, artists and professional designers working for graphics, printing or advertising companies. A $2,000 contract for final preparation and design of the winning poster will be given to the winner.

Poster entries must be submitted before Dec. 22 to the Office of Public Communications, SBA, 1441 L St., Room 926, Washington, D.C. 20416. A national selection committee will choose the winner.