Community Interest

“Best of Augusta” Photo Contest Winners

Submitted by Gay Eskew

Truly, this contest’s winning photos represent the “Best of Augusta.” Showcasing the viticulture roots of Augusta’s German settlers, machine-harvested grapes are picked in the early morning mist. Flags lining the street before the Harvest Festival parade depict the quintessential small-town America.

The first place photo is “The Birds Did Not Get ‘Em,” taken by Tim Kampen of Augusta. It gives a bird's-eye view of the modern grape-picking process. His prize, very appropriately from Augusta Winery, consists of wine tasting for 10, a charcuterie tray, and information about the various wines. Congratulations, Tim!


“Waiting for the Parade,” the runner-up photo, pictures the route about to be taken by the various floats and vehicles in the Augusta Harvest Festival Parade. Kaye Coates, the photographer from Augusta, shared that she always liked the look of flags lining the street. Her prize, donated by Stone Ledge Antiques, is a $25.00 gift certificate. Congratulations, Kaye!

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Thanks to all who submitted entries.

The October Kids’ “Best of Augusta” Photo Contest winners will be in the December Boone Country Connection. This is the most competitive contest of the year. The Augusta Town Board offers three prizes: First Place = $30.00, Runner-Up = $25.00, and Honorable Mention = $20.00.

Next year, the “Best of Augusta” Photo Contest will focus on new projects. Stay connected and visit the Photo Contest tab on the website,