Utah State Parks is celebrating a Veterans’ Recognition Day at all of its state parks on Saturday, Aug. 15, and Dead Horse Point State Park is holding a patriotic art contest.

Artists are encouraged to creatively feature any aspect of patriotism or how they recognize and honor veterans and active duty military.

Artwork must be on an 8½-inch-by-11-inch paper, and can feature any aspect of patriotism or how you and your family recognize veterans and military; images of violence are discouraged. Contestants must be 18 or younger and only one entry per person is allowed.

Artwork will be categorized and voted on by age groups: Preschool: ages 5 and under; Elementary: ages 5-9; Pre-Teen: ages 9-13; and Teen: ages 14-18.

On Aug. 15, artwork will be displayed at the visitor center of Dead Horse Point State Park. All visitors are welcome to vote for their favorite piece in each age group and receive a yellow ribbon pin for voting.

The winner of each age group will receive a free T-shirt from the park.

All participants and their families will receive free admission to the park on Veterans’ Recognition Day. Veterans and active duty military will also receive free admission.

Artwork must be mailed or delivered to Dead Horse Point State Park before Saturday, Aug.8, to be included in the art contest. Please include your name, parent or guardian’s name, age, phone number and email address with your artwork to receive free admission to the park. Mail your artwork and contact information to: Dead Horse Point State Park, Attn: Acadia Tripp, PO Box 609 Moab, UT 84532.

The park is located 32 miles from Moab along state Route 313. For more information, please call the park’s visitor center at 435-259-2614.

Patriotic art contest set for Aug. 15