Residents and visitors have until next Thursday to share their adventures at some of the city’s best destinations.


Entrants can win prize packages and gift certificates in the Picture It. Downtown contest, which closes at 6 p.m. on Nov. 19. Photos of you and your friends and family enjoying what Ottawa has to offer can be uploaded to or emailed to


The campaign is a joint initiative of the City of Ottawa and eight business improvement areas and encourages residents to come downtown to eat, play, shop and support area businesses affected by various restoration projects and the economic downturn.


More than 850 entries have been received to date.