Kicking off the 7th annual contest

The City of Augusta and Downtown Augusta, Inc. are kicking off the 7th Annual Adopt-A-Pot Contest for the downtown business district.
Individuals, organizations, and businesses are invited to showcase their green thumbs by designing, planting, and tending one of Augusta’s downtown planters.  
There are a limited number (53) available, so plan your pot and submit your application early.  First come, first served.
Pots will be evaluated for attention to weeding, arrangement, and overall health and beauty of the plants.  Decorations should not be added to the pots, plants only.  
Judging will be done at the peak of the growing season between the first and middle of July.  Prizes will be awarded at the first City Council meeting in August.
The City will removed the plants from the pots at the end of the season in October.
Prizes:  first place, $250; second place, $200; third place, $150.
Applications accepted April 2 - May 4.
Plant containers after fear of frost May 7 - May 25.
For more information, contact Downtown Augusta, Inc. at 316-775-4585, or visit: