The Alternative Pick, Altpick*com and the Altpick Awards
Founded in 1991, The Alternative Pick commenced with a clear mission, providing creative buyers with a vehicle to source the best, brightest and most exciting illustrators, photographers and designers in the business. The Alternative Pick sourcebook became the outlet for cutting-edge commercial talent, offering a unique platform for artists to showcase their work. To meet the demands of an ever-changing industry, altpick.com was launched in 1996. It provides a vehicle for talent to utilize the web to connect more effectively with buyers. The Alternative Pick Deck has replaced our sourcebook, offering a fun and engaging format for locating leading commercial artists. In addition, the Altpick Awards introduces yet another way to provide a platform for talent to shine. In 2013, we mark our 21st year anniversary as the premier source for creative professionals and we plan to continue to push the envelope, providing the best vehicle for buyers to connect with creative talent.
altpick.com - The Ultimate Source for Creative Talent
At the forefront of technology, altpick.com was created to utilize the Internet to find not only illustrators, photographers and designers but also the leaders in emerging media: web designers, interactive artists and animators. This award-winning site provides our cutting-edge talent with direct access to update their work and information often and at any time. Visitors to the site can use key words to find specific talent, keeping track of their favorite artists using my*altpick which sends a notification by email when work is updated. This invaluable asset provides up-to-date communications directly with editors, art directors, designers and art buyers. The site also provides creatives the opportunity to expand their brands through our social media outreach, Altpick Connects blog, email promotions, newsletter, industry events, Artist listings are free and a full membership is only $99 annually.
The Altpick Awards call for entries is open to illustrators, photographers, designers and new media artists as well creative directors and art directors to submit their best work. The voting process consists of both a popular vote by the masses and a juried vote from a team of judges who are industry professionals from the advertising, publishing, editorial, design and entertainment industries.
The categories include:- Design - Ad Campaigns/Packaging/3D
- New Media - Animation/Shorts/Commercials
- Mobile Device Image - Images that were created by using mobile device.
- Illustration - Single and Series
- Photography - Single and Series
The process is easy! First register and upload your entries here: http://awards.altpick.com
Check out previous year winners: here.
The Alternative Pick Deck
The first edition of The Alternative Pick sourcebook was published in 1992. To better provide talent more quickly and easily, The Alternative Pick book has now evolved into The Alternative Pick Deck. Always on the cutting edge, this latest promotional endeavor sets us apart, creating yet another innovative format for locating talent. Each 5 1/2" by 4" card is printed on both sides and packaged in a gift box. The 2012 edition features photographers, illustrators and designers which were distributed to creatives nationwide.
Altpick Awards Site Design
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