This month we're running a challenge with a slight twist. There's a great site called They Draw and Travel that features maps of locations around the world. The maps range from highly detailed to very abstract. They nominally focus on real locations, but a quick flick through the maps on there shows that the range of what's allowed is very broad. The one thing that's true of all the maps:

None of them are from the Guild!

This month's challenge is to create a map in the format of a They Draw and Travel map. Whether you decide to submit your map at the end is entirely your choice. If you'd rather stick to the format, but draw a totally fictional location, you are welcome to do so.

The image requirements for the maps are:

Quote Originally Posted by They Draw and Travel
Map Size
16.667" wide x 6.25" high
(a.k.a. 423.34mm wide x 158.75mm high or 5000px wide x 1875px high)

File Type
300 dpi JPG in RGB color (this is VERY important)

Things We Love to See in a Map
Places you will NOT find in a guidebook, attractions that aren't going to go away (parks, museums, neighborhoods, beaches), text written in the native language of the place (or English if you're not from there), and especially...places YOU like to go and things YOU like to do!

One Thing to Remember
We're already publishing one book for They Draw and Cook (available October 2011) and we plan to publish a collection of maps for a They Draw and Travel book too! So, if you want your map to be considered for publication, please try to be mindful of the gutter.

This challenge will end on the 26th of October, with voting running until the 31st. Good luck everyone!