Community Interest

Augusta Photo Contest In Bloom

April showers bring May flowers and the “Best of Augusta” Photo Contest.  Dig out your camera for spring photo opportunities.  Take pictures in or close to the Augusta town limits.  Warm showers, rainbows that often appear afterwards, bicyclists on the Katy Trail, Plein Air artists painting in Augusta, events at the wineries or restaurants, picnics at the park, and other possibilities abound.  Which ones will you choose to photograph?

Photos are judged on their uniqueness to the Town of Augusta, picture composition and clarity, and how well it may tell a story or capture a person’s interest. Once you pick a picture, print it, fill out an entry form, available at or from local businesses, and mail with your photograph to:  “Best of Augusta” Photo Contest, PO Box 42, Augusta, MO 63332.  The deadline is May 31.

Prizes include (1) a wine and chocolate pairing for two from Augusta Winery and (2) a $25 gift certificate to any business in the Town of Augusta from Quaint, Cozy & Quiet Airbnb.

We are still soliciting seasonal photos of the Town of Augusta for a 2020 Calendar. The Town has a special attractiveness, that in our biased opinion, is worth promoting. We have 6 pictures so far; about halfway there in pairing months with photos that relate to special events or the seasons of the year.  (NOTE:  Photos from a cell phone should be taken at a high quality setting and sent at “original” size. Photos from a camera should be at least 300 dpi at 8.5 x 11 size.) Please email submissions to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.