Waaay back in April (I think) I organised a live project for Year 3 illustration students with the very generous help of Sara Ramsbottom art editor at the Guardian Guide. Sara very kindly set a project that followed the timescale of a real cover commission for the Guide's Election Special, and she kindly gave up her time to critique the roughs and finished artwork produced.
Stu Madden was selected as the winning entry for his "very Guide" tribute to pacman he will be invited down to see the Guardian folks with his folio soon. Rob Gill was runner up with a lovely 3d specs idea.
Here is Rob's original rough: