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MONTREAL, MARCH 9, 2016 - A poster designed by Meghan Dove, an evening caretaker at the English Montreal School Board Administration Building, was one of 15 chosen by the Société des designers graphiques du Québec to be on display at a vernissage at the McCord Museum from March 16 to April 3. This is part of a competition for design students in Quebec.

The competition, which is held by the SDGQ and the Bourse Marc H. Choko, is for students who are enrolled in accredited design programs across Quebec, and helps improve the skills of aspiring designers, so that they can enter their works in future poster design competitions. The posters entered in this competition must promote a certain social organization or cause. Ms. Dove’s poster, which portrays a collection of paint brushes that are stored in a prescription pill bottle, promotes the organization Les Impatients ( which focuses on mental health and artistic expression.

The posters that are entered in the competition are judged by a jury made up of SDGQ members, as well as members of the sponsoring organizations, which include the McCord Museum, Publicité Sauvage, and the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec. The posters chosen to be on display are based on the criteria of the clarity of the message in the poster, the novelty of the idea, the quality of the image, the quality of the typography, the integration of the image and the text and the general quality of the composition. The three finalists will receive a grant from Mr. Choko.

Of the 30 posters that were chosen to be part of the vernissage, five of them came from students at Dawson College, where Ms. Dove also attends.

“As someone from Ontario who learned most of my French after moving to Montreal eight years ago, I love the fact that several students from an English college have succeeded in a predominantly francophone competition,” said Ms. Dove, who recently designed the EMSB Career Fair publication. “The fact that a group of students from one of the few anglophone CEGEPs in Quebec did so well in the competition really speaks to the bilingualism of Quebec and the opportunities that exist here. As an employee of the English Montreal School Board, it reinforces the importance of English education in the province.”

For more information about this poster design competition, go to the SDGQ website at

Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213