In a time when peace may be a premium, a recent photo contest held in the area attempted to provide a semblance of tranquility.
On Sept. 18, the Cullinan Park Nature Conservancy announced the winners of its annual photo contest, which will be featured during the organization’s virtual “Skip-nic” fundraiser Oct. 14-16.
Cullinan Park Conservancy said it hosts the photo contest “to highlight the diverse natural scenery and wide variety of plants and wildlife” at the 754-acre park located at 12414 Hwy. 6 South in Sugar Land.
Both adult photographers and youth photographers up to 18 years old from across the Houston region submitted more than 250 entries for the contest, which accepted submissions of wildlife, flora and scenery found at the nature park during June and August.
“Photographers shared their vision and experiences, many of which were captured as people turned to nature for peace and solace during a tumultuous time,” the organization said in a news release.
Cullinan Park Conservancy called 2020 its most competitive year yet, and the winners of this year’s competition in each category are below. To see more winning photo contest entries and learn more about Cullinan Park and the annual fundraiser, visit cullinanparkconservancy.org or the Conservancy’s Facebook page.
1st place, Adult group
- Birds – “Hunting for Breakfast” by Mike Cassity
- Wildlife – “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” by Tracey Woodard
- Photographer’s Choice – “Orb Weaver in Golden Light” by Ken Conkle
- Landscape – “Reflection” by Cynthia Azzam
- Flora – “Furry Friend” by Vedha Sampath
1st place, Youth group
- Wildlife – “Fishing” by Anika Patel
- Photographer’s Choice – “Nectar Sack” by Bryan Berteaux
- Landscape – “One Foggy Morning” by Anika Patel
- Flora – “Blooming Lotus” by Anika Patel