We just finished a 99 design contest for our new home page and we're left with 2 banner options:
Both banners are nice. But we're looking for something unique, exciting (creates a WOW factor) and perfect for the home page.
#1 in above link has a nice family, but it's overused in our industry. And it's not multicultural - different races. We prefer to stay away from people.
#2 in above link is a better direction we think. It has a nice illustration. But it's far from perfect. We are looking for a creative illustrator that can make the perfect UNIQUE banner for this new home page design. It must also be clear that we're a mortgage broker from the design.
Perhaps a landscape or some nice background with an illustration could work well, similar to #2. But we're flexible, so we'll leave it up to you to make it unique and creative! Just please remember that it most look very professional / corporate for our type of business.
The winner of the contest will be hired to make additional banners for many service pages that we have, with a similar banner design theme. So there is more paid work after the contest.