OGDEN -- City officials are encouraging area residents to keep their eyes on local architecture during the municipality's annual historic scavenger hunt that runs through May 17.
The ninth annual hunt is being sponsored by the Ogden Landmarks Commission and Weber County Heritage Foundation and as part of National Historic Preservation Month.
The hunt is meant to get people out on the streets of Ogden to look at the city's unique historic buildings, said Sharon Smith, a city planning technician.
In the past, the scavenger hunt has attracted a wide variety of participants, including couples, families and members of Girl Scout troops.
"All kinds of people like to do it," said Smith, noting that last year's hunt attracted about 80 participants.
To participate, pick up a pamphlet with 12 photo clues from the Ogden Municipal Building, 2549 Washington Blvd., at the information desk or in Suite 140. It must be returned by 5 p.m. May 17. Anyone can enter, and the contest is not limited to Ogden residents.
A map on the pamphlet shows the location of Ogden's historic areas and buildings, but even if participants can't find every answer, they should return their form.
Everyone who enters will be eligible to win gift certificates from local restaurants during a drawing held at an awards ceremony May 19 at the Ogden High School library, said Smith.
Individuals who correctly identify all 12 historic buildings will be eligible for a grand prize.
All clues in the contest are visible from public streets except one. The contest does not give people permission to trespass on others' property.
For more information about the contest, call Smith at 801-629-8920.