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Our mission is to develop a love for taking pictures, supplying tips for excellent photos, and showcasing our unique Town of Augusta.

What is unique in the Town of Augusta?  What type of perspective will enhance the view or a unique place in Town?  What comprises the “heart of Augusta”?

                     What’s new?  What catches your eye?   The preferred category is AUGUSTA AWARENESS. Take creative photos of one of the new businesses in Augusta, of a new paint job or a newly noticed barn quilt, of beautiful autumn colors, of freshly picked produce, of new memories on the Katy Trail, of the new statues around Town, of new floats in the Harvest Festival parade, and anything else that reflects what catches your attention, whether in nature or manmade. 

  • Take pictures in the town limits of Augusta.
  • Tell a story.

                     Photos will be judged first on an event, a view, a building, an animal/plant unique to Augusta, or something similar.  Quality composition is important as is picture clarity.  One standout distinction for a photograph is whether or not one desires to take a second glance, or third.                       

                     The Big Ten of the 2023 “Best of Augusta” Photo Contest consists of its milestone tenth year.  Even during Covid there was at least one contest each year.  The new year of 2023 reintroduces a Teen/Adult and an All Ages Contest.  The popular, consistent entries in the KIDS’ “BEST OF AUGUSTA” PHOTO CONTEST will be moved to October.


  • All Ages Contest focusing on the Plein Air Festival events in Augusta:  Deadline in mid-May.
  • Teen/Adult Contest focusing on Harvest Festival events:  Deadline is September 30.
  • Kids 12 & under:  Deadline in October 2023.

OCTOBER 2023 PRIZES for Kids 12 & under “Best of Augusta” Photo Contest

  • First Place:  $30.00 cash/check
  • Second Place:  $25.00 cash/check
  • Third Place:  $20.00 cash/check
  • The Uniqueness of Augusta with Creative Composition, Use of Light, and Clarity
  • Photos judged by local artists and photographers


Send in one 4 x 6 photo taken in Town with the for below (print and complete or fill in the form below and it will be emailed to you for printing).

where your photo was taken
City, State and ZIP
no formatting please
This form will be emailed to you so that you can print it and sign at that time.
This form will be emailed to you so that you can print it and sign at that time.


“Best of Augusta” Photo Contest
PO Box 42
Augusta, MO 63332