The Cullinan Park Conservancy invites you to join in the third annual public photo contest for images taken at the Joseph S. and Lucie H. Cullinan Park at Oyster Creek (please download and print the attached flyer to help spread the word!).
As an effort to bring more visitors to the Park, and to raise the appreciation for the extraordinary natural resources at the Park, we welcome all photographers to submit images of landscape and wildlife for consideration. No fee will be charged for entries. Please check out this gallery of photos that were chosen as winners from the 2012-13 contest at the Park!
There will be prizes, and winners will be exhibited on the Cullinan Park Conservancy website, as well as at the Sugar Land branch of the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences.
Photo entries can be submitted through client-side email by selecting the green button below. If you prefer to use web-based email, such as yahoo or gmail, please simply send an email, one per image, to firstname.lastname@example.org, giving the title of the piece, the name, address, and phone number of the entrant, and attaching the image file.
The basic structure of the contest is described below. For more detailed rules, please view the Official Rules
Timeline: The contest runs from 12:00 a.m., Central Daylight Time, in the morning on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 through 5PM, Central Daylight Time, on Monday, April 28, 2014. Winning photographs will be shown in June of 2014 at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Sugar Land, and later at other venues.
Boundaries: All photos must be taken within the borders of the Joseph S. and Lucie H. Cullinan Park at Oyster Creek, located to the west of Highway 6, north of US 90, in Sugar Land, Texas.
Registration fees: All fees are waived to encourage participation.
Submission: Only electronic images will be considered. The Conservancy recommends that images of relatively high resolution, at least 2 megapixels or higher, be submitted. Contestants must submit the image files by email, with a link available at http://cullinanparkconservancy.org/participate/photo-contest-2/ Participants may submit no more than 10 images.
Judging: Images will be initially reviewed by a panel of judges, including Adrienne Barker (Houston Museum of Natural Sciences), Lynn Herbert (formerly with the Houston Center for Photography), Deborah Rule (Houston Parks Board), and Greg Lavaty, professional wildlife photographer and guide. Images chosen by the panel will then be posted on the Cullinan Park Conservancy website.
Prizes and recognition: Winning photographs, with credits, will be displayed on the Cullinan Park Conservancy website, at the Sugar Land branch of the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, and other venues. Prize money and other rewards will be given to the winning photographers in recognition of their fine work, and in thanks for their participation.
Examples: If you would like to get a sense of earlier entries and winners, please look at this gallery of images from the 2012-13 contest.
Ownership: As a consideration of submitting their photographs for the contest, the participants grant the Cullinan Park Conservancy rights to use these images for educational and promotional purposes.