OTTAWA -- Mayor Jim Watson wants to see your favourite face mask.

To encourage people to protect others during the COVID-19 pandemic, the mayor has launched the "Ottawa Mask Contest" on social media.

You are invited to send your entry of your favourite mask by August 10.  Watson says the most creative entry will win a fun prize.

Council passed a bylaw on July 15 making face masks mandatory in all indoor public places.

Several people have already shared their favourite mask on social media.