Cullinan Park Conservancy Announces 2022 Photo Contest

2021 1st Place in the Bird Category “Nice Catch” by Trevor Gatus of Houston.

Cullinan Park Conservancy (CPC) invites photographers of all levels to submit photos to its annual photo contest. The contest is held in conjunction with the Conservancy’s sixth annual “Picnic for the Park” luncheon to be held on Friday, October 7th at River Pointe Church in Richmond. The contest opens August 1st, and the deadline for entering is Friday, September 16th.

“We had a dramatic increase in the number of nature photographers at the park this year beginning in February when up to 40 photographers at a time were out on the pier shooting photos of the Bald Eagles and Ospreys that regularly fish the park’s White Lake. We are excited that so many new people have discovered the beauty of Cullinan and hope to see a lot of great entries in this year’s contest,” said Cullinan Park Conservancy President Robbin Mallett.

Thanks to Photo Contest underwriter Oxbow Advisors, up to 20 entrants will win Cullinan online store credits and one Grand Prize Winner will receive a $200 cash prize plus a full-day outing with acclaimed Houston wildlife photographer and birding guide Greg Lavaty anywhere in the Sugar Land, Houston, Galveston or Brazoria area. Winners will also see their photos published in the November/December issues of Fort Bend Focus and absolutely! Brazos eZines.

2021 1st Place in the Wildlife Category, “Needham’s Skimmer” by Roger Hutchison of Missouri City.

Photographers may submit up to five total photos in the following categories: Osprey/Bald Eagle; All Other Birds; Wildlife; Flora (trees, flowers, plants) and Landscape. To encourage young photographers, the Conservancy has an “18 and under” category so youth and teenagers can be judged with their peers.

There is no fee to participate, and winners will receive both bragging rights and prizes. Anyone is eligible to participate, but photographs must be taken at Joseph S. and Lucie H. Cullinan Park, just north of Sugar Land Regional Airport on Highway 6 in Sugar Land. The photos may be taken at any time of year.

For complete details and Contest Rules, visit The Conservancy was created in 2010 to advocate for, enhance and protect the natural beauty of the 754-acre Cullinan Park. Located in Sugar Land, it is one of the largest nature parks in the greater Houston area with two lakes, miles of shady pedestrian-only hiking trails and abundant wildlife.