We'd like to see designs that communicate to the viewer, at the very first glance, an "outdoorsy" feel. This can be done through the use of graphics, colors, and/or layout (meaning, there's no need to put a tree into your design if you can accomplish the outdoorsy feel using just colors -- but trees are okay, too, if that's what pops into your head). The main reason we hold design contests is because you guys always come up with ideas we haven't thought of, and we love it!
The colors of the design should integrate well with their existing logo, which you can find at http://188.8.131.52/~tcgecog/Final%…0pixel.png (sorry, I don't have a vector version of the logo).
Our final design will be a fixed width of 980-1000 pixels.
The "feel" of the site should be "professional" and "outdoorsy" -- but don't be afraid to push the envelope. "Unique" is good, too, as long as navigation is clear and things are easy to read.
Menu items should be: Home, Interactive Guides, Trail Planning & Design, Inventories, Links.
You can shorten the menu labels, if necessary. Ideally, your design should allow us to add more menu items in the future as the site grows.
Final file format should be layered png or psd files.
This contact info will be on every page, so please incorporate it into your design:
TCG Eco Guides
410-B Millstone Drive
Hillsborough, NC 27278