May the Best Designer Win contains content and resources that can be seen only by AAN members who are logged into their user account. But what if users have an account but don’t know they aren’t logged in?

Unfortunately, we have found that many members are experiencing that very problem. If you look closely at the right rail you can see the sign-in area, but it doesn’t seem to be doing the trick. So I decided that we need to design a virtual mallet to hit users over the head with and let them know when they aren’t logged in. And who better to create such a thing than one of the many great designers now working at AAN papers?

So earlier this week I sent a message to the Electronic Publishing listserv announcing that AAN will pay $250 to the member who submits the design we end up using. The only qualification is that it has to fit within the design and architecture of the site as presently constituted. So far four designers have thrown their hats in the ring. The deadline is next Friday.

So one day soon when you navigate to you will be hit over the head with the new design.