This contest is for one book cover, but ultimately we need a series of covers designed for 3 different credentials, 9 exams in total, with a total of 14 different volumes, all sharing a unified look. The winner of this contest may be commissioned to produce the rest of the covers, which would be able to created relatively easily by sharing most of the design elements.
In general, our book covers need to have:
Our logo (attached to the contest)
The credential name
The exam name
The exam title
Volume (may or may not be needed depending on the book)
Room for a line or two of descriptive text
Needs to use the color of the credential
For the book for this contest, use the following for each item:
Credential name: Certified Management Accountant
Exam Name: Part 1
Exam Title: Financial Planning, Performance and Control
Volume label: Volume 1: Sections A, B
Text: "HOCK fully covers the CMA Exam Syllabus detailed by the ICMA, the examining body for the CMA Exam"
Color for this credential: green - base color to start with would be RGB (52, 148, 0) or CMYK (63, 3, 99. 10)
It is OK to use royalty-free stock images up to around $200.
Size: the covers will be used for both Letter and A4 sized books, and needs to have a 0.3 inch margin of white space for printing. The design should be able to be printed on either size (Letter and A4) and still have this margin on all sides.
We would like the covers to have a clean, simple and elegant design that clearly meshes with the clean look of our web site, http://www.hockinternational.com .
Note that our logo has architectural / drafting lines around the edges and borders, this is a feature that we would like to have incorporated into the book design, though it should be subtle and not be the focal point of the design.
One final small detail: we have 3/4 (.75) inch diameter circular orange hologram stickers that we affix to our book covers; there should be a clear spot where these can go without becoming the focal point of the cover.