Marc H. Choko Scholarships - Student Poster Contest - McCord Museum

Student Poster Contest

From March 9 to 28, 2021

Marc H. Choko Scholarships

Annual Design Competition Organized by the SDGQ

Until March 28, 2021, in the Museum Atrium!

These posters on the theme “Peace and Trust”, were selected from among the submissions to the Société des designers graphiques du Québec (SDGQ) annual design competition for the Marc H. Choko Scholarships.

Now in its seventh year, this annual competition is open to students registered in a Quebec CEGEP or university graphic design program, officially recognized by the Quebec government. Its aim is to develop their skills and interest in poster design, while at the same time promoting a cause for the common good.

Peace and Trust

“2021 was designated the International Year of Peace and Trust to mobilize the efforts of the international community in order to build sustainable peace, solidarity and harmony” as voted by the United Nations General Assembly.

The International Year of Peace and Trust constitutes a means of mobilizing international efforts to promote peace and trust among nations on the basis of political dialogue, mutual understanding and cooperation in order to build sustainable peace, solidarity and harmony. The Assembly is urging the international community to continue promoting peace and trust among nations, as this value helps advance sustainable development, peace, security and human rights.

For the 2020-2021 Edition, the SDGQ decided to partner with the Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI). This organization, created in 1976, brings together 60 organizations from 13 regions in Quebec who work, locally and abroad, towards maintaining sustainable and human development. The AQOCI’s mission is to promote and support the work of its members as well as their initiatives in favour of international solidarity.


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 the typography and their quality, as well as the quality of the project as a whole.


  • Marc H. Choko, Professor Emeritus, UQAM School of Design and Honorary Member of the SDGQ
  • Élise Cropsal, Creative Director – LG2
  • Anne-Marie Demers, Graphic Designer – McCord Museum
  • Bryan-K. Lamonde, Creative Director and Associate – Principal
  • Catherine Lepage, Creative Director – Ping Pong Ping
  • with the collaboration of Hélène Gobeil, Communications Manager, Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI)

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