Last week I started a contest, looking for submissions for a new Pirates Prospects logo. I received a lot of very good submissions, and thank everyone who put something together for the contest. The winning logo was submitted earlier this week, but immediately became my favorite, and that didn't change as the week went on. I asked various people for their opinions on the top submissions, and the logo selected was an unanimous choice. Here is the winning logo:
The winning submission was created by Jay Obstarczyk. Jay is a Graphic Designer/Illustrator based out of Pittsburgh, PA. His work has been showcased in numerous juried exhibitions where he has won awards such as Best In Show Photography and People's Choice. When Jay isn't working at his full time position as a graphic designer or appeasing his many freelance clients he enjoys working on his own personal projects and ideas. For any graphic design/illustration needs contact Jay at JayObstarczyk@gmail.com.
Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.