Layout is Great. I'm liking the lightning against the background. Several not so great items:
The Cars are a wee
bit to big and dont leave room for the Text.
The GMForum text needs to be at least one size larger than the "Home of"
The lettering throughout has lost the resolution of the first you put up. I suggest not shadowing them. We need crisp. You should help her by finding the GM Font. Several have and it will be a key consideration.
The logo is vaguely there. It went from to prominent to not enough.
Whether she designs the "Winning" design or not, all good ones will be used by the site, and I'd be happy to give her a reference regardless. I have a MA in E-BS.