Student Poster Contest

From March 12 to 31, 2024

Marc H. Choko Scholarships

Annual Design Competition Organized by the SDGQ

From March 12 to 31, 2024, in the McCord Stewart Museum Atrium! These posters on the theme “One roof, one right!” were selected from among the submissions to the Société des designers graphiques du Québec (SDGQ) annual design competition for the Marc H. Choko Scholarships.

This annual contest, in its tenth edition, is intended for students registered in a graphic design program in a college or university that is officially recognized by the Québec government. It aims at developing their skills and encouraging them to work in the field of poster design, especially in the context of promoting a cause for the common good.

One roof, one right!

Across the globe, hundreds of millions of people are living in substandard housing, war zones, or makeshift camps. Closer to home, the jump in housing costs is having a severe impact on the less privileged residents of many cities.

While the right to housing has been internationally recognized as a fundamental right, housing continues to be treated as a commodity. Only government action to ensure access to affordable housing for all can guarantee that right and improve the living conditions of those most in need.

For the 2023-2024 contest, SDGQ decided to team up with FRAPRU (Front d’action populaire en réaménagement urbain). FRAPRU believes that housing is an essential fundamental right to which every person should enjoy full access. The housing rights group also believes that the government has a central role to play in housing, and that it must make it a priority to develop social housing and ensure the presence of a strong, non-speculative sector in the form of public, cooperative, and not-for-profit housing. FRAPRU is committed to achieving greater control for all citizens over their housing conditions, neighbourhood planning, and living environments.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The criteria for the selection of the 15 posters chosen and 3 top prizes awarded were the clarity of the message, the novelty of the idea, the harmonious integration of the visuals and typography and their quality, as well as the quality of the project as a whole.

MEMBERS OF THE JURY

  • Marc H. Choko, Professor Emeritus, École de design de l’UQAM and Honorary Member of the SDGQ
  • Catherine Morellon, Head, Communications, McCord Stewart Museum
  • Cath Laporte, Creative Director, Artist, Farmer, and Facilitator
  • Élise Cropsal, DGA, Creative Director, LG2
  • Sébastien Lépine, Graphic and Poster Designer
  • With the collaboration of Dale Robertson, Communications Officer, Graphic Design, FRAPRU.

Winner

 

  • <em>Pow</em> by Gabriel Sherrer (Cégep de Sherbrooke)

Not to be missed!

This contest, created in 2014 by Marc H. Choko, is a partnership between:
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