Cullinan Park Conservancy (CPC) announced its 2017 photo contest winners at the First Annual “Picnic For the Park” fundraising luncheon last fall.
The contest, which ran from Aug. 1 though Sept. 30, had two age categories: Age 30 and under and Over 30, with 113 entries submitted in all. The contest was underwritten by Johnson Development, while community members from Fort Bend sat on the judging committee. All photos were taken at Cullinan Park.
First place for Over 30 went to Warren “Ry” Birge of Richmond for his “Dragonfly Basking in the Morning Sun” photograph. Second place for Over 30 was “Bottoms Up” by Mack Womack of Sugar Land. Dixie Spurling, a park regular and Sugar Land resident, garnered the third place award for Over 30 with her “Butterfly on a Snail” photograph.
Anika Patel, a 14-year-old from Sugar Land, won both first and second places with “Cullinan Vision” and “Cullinan Colonnade,” respectively. Alex Miller, also of Sugar Land, won third place for the endearing “Relaxing Under the Loblollies” photograph.
The winners each received a ticket to the luncheon and a copy of their winning photo printed on canvas. Johnson Development also received a set of the winning photos to display at the Sienna HomeFinders Center.
Cullinan Park Conservancy hosted the photo contest to highlight the diversity of the natural scenery, including a variety of flora and fauna, at the 754-acre Joseph S. and Lucie H. Cullinan Park in Sugar Land. The conservancy works to enhance the natural beauty of the park for all by raising funds for capital improvements.