Ottawa City Rafting

Travel Writing Award

Laura Byrne Paquet was named the winner of the 2021 Ottawa Tourism Travel Writing Award for Zip line over Ottawa River a thrilling ride with a spectacular view, which was posted on the Ottawa Magazine website on June 27, 2021.

Chris Ryall received an honourable mention for his piece, The Diefenbunker and the Legends of Carp, posted on on February 11, 2021.

For excellence in travel writing 2022

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 2022 that highlight Ottawa as a travel destination.

To submit an entry for the 2022 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, 2022 and December 31, 2022.

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 5:00pm on Friday, February 3, 2023.

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