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Canada in One City photo contest

Canada in One City photo contest

When you’re in Canada’s capital, you can experience the entire country in one place. And we want to see your point of view through your photos! Enter our Canada in One City contest from June 14 to July 19, 2019 by submitting your photographs that best represent the themes below. You could win weekly and overall theme prizes!

We’re looking for images taken within the last year (all seasons welcome) that capture Ottawa’s Place DNATM. Photos must reflect any or each of the four themes that define Ottawa’s unique ability to represent Canada in One City:

  1. Connect with Canada: Ottawa is the only city that represents the entire country, and it’s the perfect place to connect with the essence of Canada. It’s where the country’s past is brought to life through museums, galleries, Parliament and monuments. Indigenous, French, English, along with people from all corners of the world, have created a diverse society that is quintessentially Canadian. Some photogenic inspiration: National attractions; multiculturalism; bilingualism; Canada Day; local foods; varying landscapes; Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  2. Canada’s Village: Ottawa has the friendliness and accessibility of a village, with the economic and political might of a G7 capital city. Ottawa prides itself on diversity, acceptance and freedom of individuality. Some photogenic inspiration: Indigenous, francophone and anglophone history; The Famous Five statue; Capital Pride; people expressing themselves.
  3. Joie de Vivre: Ottawa residents welcome newcomers and visitors into that intangible experience – the joy of living. They take great pleasure in the beauty of the city, its intimacy, the change of seasons, a delicious meal shared with friends, vibrant events, and the nature that surrounds them. Some photogenic inspiration: Culinary scene; performing arts; festivals; events; outdoor activities; neighbourhoods.
  4. Ottawa’s Legacy: Canada’s capital is home to changemakers, pioneers and people with far-reaching visions. From policy, economy, and trade to culture, education, healthcare and the environment, fundamental Canadian values become reality in Ottawa. Some photogenic inspiration: Historic sites like Parliament Hill, Rideau Canal, National War Memorial; Terry Fox statue; environmentally-conscious way of life.

All Canadians are welcome to enter the contest from June 14 to July 19, 2019. Visit the Canada in One City contest website for more information and to enter.