Saturday, December 9, 2017

Winner of the McCord's Houdini poster contest

The McCord Museum in Montreal has announced the winner of their "Houdini Last Show Poster Contest." Entrants were asked to create a poster for Houdini's last show at the Princess Theater in Montreal. Samuel Clairoux won the prize of the jury and the public's favorite prize for his poster below.


Come discover the posters by our "Houdini: The Last Show" contest finalists, exhibited at the Museum from December 8, 2017 to January 7, 2018! It is your last chance to visit the exhibition "Illusions: The Art of Magic" before it comes to an end.

For more information visit the McCord Museum website or Facebook.



  1. I would have picked the middle entry from the list of finalists as the winner.

  2. Yes, I agree that the winning poster should have been the middle one of the runners-up. The winning poster doesn’t appear to have that “Houdini” look to it, or 1920’s, Art Deco elements are missing. Things we associate with Houdini. And the misspelled word! It’s hard to believe that poster won.

  3. What was the target age group for the contest? Kids? Any age?

  4. As far as I can tell, the winner was selected based on how many "Likes" it got on Facebook. Maybe not the best way to decide this.

    I hadn't noticed the misspelling until now. Goodness.

    1. Which makes one wonder about the people running the McCord Museum. Any of those three finalists would have have been much better choices.

  5. The spelling was fixed before the contest ended. It seems they used an image of the initial entry here. The error was likely due to the poster being submitted in two languages, as it only appeared on the first English version. I think it was the best and I’m very glad it won! Facebook is the perfect place for public’s favorite votes, and the jury simply agreed.



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