First, the contest winner must also provide the design of the inner pages.
The home page must contain information about SEO "search engine optimization" and it must also have a section that talks about services we provide, such as SEO, web design, hosting, PHP/ASP.net web development, and web development.
The design has to be highly creative. I want people to know they are dealing with a New York based company. So perhaps you can use an image of the New York skyline, or it can be part of the logo. For example, the current design of our site at http://www.ioptimizesites.com has the skyline in the navigation links section. I hate our current design. But it's just to give you an idea. Or, look at a website at http://www.nyminutedating.com where the designer made a black New York city skyline as part of the logo. Don't overdo it.
Start with the homepage, if I like your design for the homepage I will send you instructions for the inner pages.
I want a design that is so amazing and original, that people that look at it say "Wow." Use any colors you like. The most important thing is that people that look at it are amazed at how professional, beautiful, and well-designed our site is.
I want the navigation buttons to have links for:
The footer should have links for:
What is SEO?
Somewhere on the page you may want to include the logos of the three major search engines, Google, Yahoo, Bing.