Illustrated Story Contest “The Houdini Box”


In The Houdini Box, Victor has the good fortune to meet his hero, the magician Harry Houdini.  They meet entirely by accident, and because of this accidental
meeting, Victor learns a secret that changes his life.

Who is your hero?  What do you think you could learn from him or her?

CONGRATULATIONS! Brian Selznick has selected the winners, announced below:

  • GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
    • Andrea G  “My Hero Helen Keller
  • FIRST PRIZE WINNERS (in alphabetical order):
    • Hannah A  “Back in Time With Eleanor Roosevelt”
    • Lily B   “Pen
    • Jack G  “Untitled”
    • Ibrahim Z   “The Fitstionary”

Prizes:

One Grand Prize Winner will be awarded:

1 Copy of each The Houdini Box, The Invention of Hugo Cabret,
and Wonderstruck, all signed by author Brian Selznick

1 Party Package of 10 tickets to the Houdini Birthday Bash at North Shore
Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie on March 17th at 2:00pm

1 $250.00 ‘Box of Magic’ from Magic Inc. (5082 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago)

Four First Prize Winners will be awarded:

1 Copy of the book The Houdini Box, autographed by author Brian Selznick

1 Party Package of 4 tickets to the Houdini Birthday Bash at North Shore
Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie on March 17th at 2:00pm