For almost four years, I have posted photos of locations around Ottawa and have asked you to identify the spot. The photo is a closeup or an odd angle, so as to give you as little help as possible. Some of you have been able to quickly determine the location: others have waited for the daily clues, in the hopes of putting it all together.
Sometimes, the clues are tough. Last month, for the first time in the contest's history, no one guessed the location and no one won. I was beginning to think that you have lost interest, but the number of views to the post tells a different story.
I also goofed, in not providing clues over the weekend of the contest period. Only four clues were provided, from Tuesday to Friday. Weekends are tough for me: I spend my Saturdays, running my kids from lesson to lesson, and then spending quality time with them. I make no apologies for that: it's all about priorities, right? On Sundays, I do chores and try to exercise.
So, I don't really have time to think up clues and monitor my post for winners.
And so, I'm shortening the contest period. Again. Starting today, you have only five days to solve the challenge. Actually, it's four-and-a-half days. The contest starts at 9:00 on a Monday morning and ends at 9:00, Friday evening.
Here are the other rules for Where In Ottawa:
- If you think you know the location of the structure in the image, leave your guess in the Comments section of this post. Answers sent to me by Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, or any other method than by writing a guess in the Comments section do not qualify for this challenge. I will not reply to any other form of guess.
- If you were with me when I took the photo, you may not participate in the challenge.
- If you have won Where In Ottawa in the past, you may still participate.
- You may leave as many guesses as you want.
- Starting tomorrow, I will leave clues to the location in the upper-right column of this post, adding a new clue each day until the challenge is solved.
- Clues will also be accompanied by a new photo with a new view of the location. While the clues will accumulate in the right-hand column, the photos won't. Only one photo will appear each day and will replace the previous photo.
- If the challenge has not been solved by 17:00 EST on Friday, April 10, the challenge will end and I will reveal the location on Monday, April 13.
- There is no prize for winning the challenge. You only come away with a feeling of pride, having proved that you know this city.
- The winner will be announced at the first available opportunity.
Think you know Ottawa? Prove it!