October 20, 2022

2022 Cullinan Park Photo Contest Winners

Winners of the 2022 Cullinan Park Photo Contest were announced at the Picnic. The contest drew more than 300 entries from across the greater Houston area including incredible images of the birds, wildlife, flora and scenery found at the 754-acre nature park.

“We had a huge spike in the number of photographers visiting Cullinan this year, and that is reflected in our contest entries. We were blown away by the quality and variety of images, making the judges’ task very difficult. The winning shots are amazing, and many of our honorable mention photos are magazine coverworthy,” said contest organizer Robbin Mallett.

Three accomplished local photographers served as contest judges -- Mary Favre, John Whitt and Greg Lavaty. The contest was sponsored by Oxbow Advisors, LLC, and all entries had to be taken within Cullinan Park, located just north of Sugar Land Regional Airport at 12414 Highway 6 South in Sugar Land.

In the adult group, the following entries won first place in their respective categories:
Birds – “Tangled Up Little Blues” by Sue Mitchell; Wildlife – “Baby Possum” by Roger Hutchison; Eagle/Osprey – “Live Another Day” by Clarence Yeung; Landscape – “Morning Reflection” by Kent Lim; and Flora – “Spreading Out” by Janaki Wallooppillai.

The Youth winners ranged from ages 7 to 15. Winning first place were:
Wildlife – “Creature Hidden in the Deep” by Saketh Tammisetti; Birds – “Standing Watch” by Tyler Lockwood; Landscape – “Waiting for the Right One” by Rishi Eti; and Flora – “Golden Bloom” by Tyler Lockwood.

All winning photos can be seen here!

Photo credits:

 1st Place Birds: “Tangled Up Little Blues” by Sue Mitchell

 1st Place Wildlife: “Baby Possum” by Roger Hutchison

 1st Place Osprey/Eagle: “Live Another Day” by Clarence Yeung

 1st Place Landscape: “Morning Reflection” by Kent Lim

 1st Place Flora: “Spreading Out” by Janaki Wallooppillai

 1st Place, Youth Wildlife: “Creature Hidden in the Deepl” by Saketh Tammisetti, age 13

 1st Place, Youth Birds: “Standing Watch” by Tyler Lockwood, age 10

 1st Place, Youth Landscape: “Waiting for the Right One” by Rishi Eti, age 12

 1st Place, Youth Flora: “Golden Bloom” by Tyler Lockwood, age 10