Whoever wins this contest could be in for the start of a beautiful relationship, as we are going to need many more designs for our sub-pages.
What we need first is a very cool map of Africa. We need the bottom half, and I've attached a visual. Our site is muted colors and I've done a mock up which I've attached. It's the second attachment.
I've poached this map from another site, so we cannot use it. But, the colors are very muted and lend themselves well to our area of focus.
This is a two-part design.
Part I: High-level map of the southern half of the African continent.
Part II: A slightly more detailed version of each country, with parks and name that will appear when someone hovers of the country. I have included three links here. The first link is the best visual for what we are after.
I've removed the HTML part, as I have only received a handful of submissions. We're expecting a designer who can create a map of Africa that is their own, not copy our map and just change the colors. Also, while we really like the color yellow, having a map that is all one shade of yellow is not what we're after and not really creative. Please have a look at our first example again, as it really is well-designed but lacks color. We do not cover Somalia or anything north of Gabon and DR Congo, so if you want to remove the countries above that to make the map even bigger, that is also fine. Any questions, please ask. Thank you.
We are really seeking classy, clean and contemporary. These are maps, and they need to be visually appealing but still be easy to read.
Here are some sites that make us go 'oooh'.
http://www.classicsafaricamps.com/ - we LOVE the hoverover effect, but find we need a map with a bit more color than this. I initially used this on our site and it was lackluster.