We want to maintain the community-oriented style, but using cleaner lines and improved GUI for our services and subservices.
We would want to focus on the content made by our users on myHomeCinema, myHiFi and the forum. Also, new items added on the AVnews-service should be displayed and of course some focus should also be given to the editiorially added content (articles etc. published by our official journalists). However, as editorial content is rather slim these days it might be a bit too static if this is given too much emphasis. On the other hand, when editorial content is actually added we do need to provide a suffucient amount of emphasis. A bit tricky that one, but hopefully you´re up for a challenge! :)
Other than that the designer that wins this competition would have to closely walk through the GUI of each sub-page, especially the AVmarket and myHomeCinema / HiFi, but also AVnews. The AVforum, however, is based on a standard forum-software (vBulletin) and is not possible to alter much in regards to GUI. By other words, this competition is a combined GUI / design-job, and we price would be awarded to the designer that is able to provide us with the best examples of this combined effort.