Ottawa Tourism

Travel Writing Award

Travel Writing Award

For excellence in travel writing 2019:

Ottawa Tourism offers an annual $500 CAD prize for outstanding travel writing featuring Canada’s Capital Region. Eligible entries include items in English or in French that have appeared in magazines, newspapers, or online media in 2019 that highlight Ottawa as a travel destination.

Hans Tammemagi was named the winner of the 2018 Ottawa Tourism Travel Writing Award for his entry, A Moving Ceremony at the Memorial Chamberwhich appeared in the November 2018 issue of Inspired 55+ Lifestyle magazine.

Tracy Kaler received an honourable mention for her piece, A Short Guide to Downtown Ottawa, which appeared in Travelmag in September 2018.

To submit an entry for 2019 Travel Writing Award:

Each entry must include a PDF or a link to the article along with the name, address, e-mail address and telephone number of the entrant, the name of the publication and the date the item was published. Entries must have appeared in print or online between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.

There is no fee to enter, nor a limit on the number of articles an individual may submit (though each entry must be submitted separately).

The submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 7, 2020.

Submit your entry to:
Jantine Van Kregten, Director of Communications, Ottawa Tourism
[email protected]
1405-150 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1L4