A "beauty and the beast" contest is being sponsored by the Humane Society of Utah in conjunction with the Salt Lake Visitors Bureau's "Winterfest" scheduled Feb. 3-5.

The contest will be held Feb. 4 (Saturday) from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Salt Palace Convention Center. Prizes will be offered in many categories including awards for the snow king or queen (the whitest dog), iciest stare (bluest eyes), and Mr. or Ms. mukluk (biggest feet).Pet owners bringing their animals for the contest will be given free admission to the Winterfest.

The society also plans to have animals from its shelter available for adoption from noon to 5 p.m. on all three days of the Winterfest.

Dogs must be registered for the contest by Feb. 1. For information, call 968-3548.