This cover should be themed towards contemporary dance music. The content is mainly house/techno. We have no specifics on the direction we want, but we'll get a clearer idea and provide feedback once the submissions start coming in.
Creative typesetting of the title is very important to us choosing a winner. When creating your design, that should really be focused on just as much as the rest of the design. If you have a great design but the title doesn't add anything to the overall design it probably won't win. This doesn't mean it has to be really fancy, in fact, in can be rather plain but it must work well with the overall design. It must also be fairly prominent because many of our users will see the cover as a small thumbnail.
Here is a link to one of our other dance-themed libraries. This is just to give you an idea what past libraries have looked like and not necessarily to give you a direction for this product. Example Product
The design can be created using any graphics program(s) you like, but we would like final delivery in PSD or PNG format, layered, at 300dpi. It will be used as the front cover of the DVD. Dimensions are 5.1" x 7.2" with 0.125" (1/8") bleed. The use of stock photography is acceptable within a reasonable price range. We aren't looking to break the budget on a piece of stock photography but if it works with the overall design we are looking for and the price is right then we are OK with it. If you choose stock photography, feel free to use the preview (watermarked) image in your mockup, and we will overlook it during the contest's duration, then will purchase it if you are the winner of the contest so that the cover can be rendered properly.