6 inches wide x max 9 inches tall. The design consists of a man and a woman deciding which of three roads to take. They are standing together but not holding hands. The roads might be labeled with signs, such as a three-way directional sign. The choices are:
2. Shopping Centers
3. Industrial Buildings
The words on the signs might be written in cursive writing rather than block letters, so that the overall effect is more artistic and not too harsh or literal.
Each road leads off into the distance. The overall appearance should be very inviting...the places that the roads go should look appealing, in the same way that the hills are lush and green and the sky is peasant in this example:
It is possible that there could be small buildings that look like apartments, shopping centers and industrial buildings off in the distance where the roads go...but that is not necessary.
I would like for the couple to look like a modern, wealthy couple in their 40s or 50s. They could be dressed in suits but they could just as well be dressed with more individualistic clothing. Also, they do not need to look very realistic. They could also be stylized people. There is room for creativity here.
The single most important item is to make the cover beautiful. Even if you don't win the contest, I promise to look at and appreciate every submission!