Utah Archaeology Week, to be held May 5-12, 2012, celebrates Utah's rich archaeological and cultural resources with a special week of statewide lectures, programs, activities, demonstrations and tours.

The Antiquities Section of State History invites Utah citizens of all ages to help promote the state's exciting past by entering the Utah Archaeology Week Poster Contest.

Entrants may choose any material, design or medium, but the principal elements of the design should depict aspects of Utah archaeology. Entries should be less than 16 inches wide and 24 inches long.

Winners in three categories will receive cash prizes: Grand contest winner: $250; secondary school winner: $100; elementary school winner: $100.

The winning poster will be professionally printed and distributed nationwide.

Posters should be submitted no later than Jan. 13, 2012, to: Antiquities Section, State History, 300 S. Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.

For more information on how to enter or to see past winners, visit the Utah Archaeology Week page, or contact Renae Weder at [email protected] or 801-533-3529 or Derinna Kopp at [email protected] or 801-533-3519. The contest is sponsored by State History, State Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Land Management, Utah Statewide Archaeological Society, Utah Professional Archaeological Council, U. S. Forest Service, and the National Park Service