1. Must be a NEW, INNOVATIVE, HIP, COOL design that is EASY TO READ and understand by a casual newspaper reader.
2. Design must fill an 8" wide X 10.5" tall space (newsprint, so can use small fonts on occasion), no margins
3. Must have ALL of the following elements:
a. 5 or 7-day forecast (hi/lo temps, conditions)
b. Map of Minnesota (incl. conditions for 5-10 locations)
c. Map of US (incl. conditions for 5-10 locations)
d. Forecasts for 48 US cities (incl. hi/low temps, conditions) -- graphic or list ok)
e. Forecasts for 20 International cities (incl. hi/low temps, conditions) -- graphic or list ok)
f. Almanac (Temp [hi/lo, norm hi/lo, record hi/lo], Precip [past 24 hrs, mon./norm. mon./yr. to date], Pollen Count [Grass, Trees, Weeds, Mold])
g. Degree Days (Heating/Cooling for Yest./Mon. to Date/Season-Yr. inc. departures)
h. Sun/Moon Rise/Sets and phases (dates)
i. UV Index
j. Air quality
k. National Extremes
Innovative approaches to graphically representing data are encouraged!!
Any other information that may be useful to a newspaper reader is welcome if you can fit it in!
Attached to this challenge are two (very rough) concept samples that failed because they were too "old school" and did not challenge the bounds of what could be done!