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Help kids with mobility disabilities to independently navigate the world and engage with peers.

By Ekaterina Pashina on May 10, 2019 14:52 Call for entries 0

Help kids with mobility disabilities to independently navigate the world and engage with peers.

The pre-school age between 2 and 5 is a critical time for children’s early learning and development. They are becoming more and more independent from their parents, they can already do a lot of things on their own, and so they start discovering the world around them, engaging with other kids of their age, gaining self-confidence by playing and participating in active pursuits.

Unfortunately, many of these crucial activities that ensure physical and cognitive development are challenging and often not accessible for kids with physical disabilities. They are challenged to get the same life experiences as their able-bodied peers; and even though they have no cognitive disability, their learning and development can be still negatively impacted.  Additionally, kids with disabilities are often treated as ‘special’ and receive special services in special settings with special caregivers who protect them, often separating them from other kids.

Our sponsor, a research and innovation company, invites you to think of new mobility solutions that will enable kids with mobility disabilities to enjoy the physical interactions with their peers and help navigate the world around them. Can you help?

Create a new mobility service that enhances the independent mobility of mobility-disabled preschool children to take on challenging experiences that help them to develop a sense of self-reward in peer-to-peer interactions.   

Format: Presentations with text and solution illustrations. 4 pages in PDF max.

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Jury's Prize

  1. 4,000€
  2. 1,500€
  3. 500€

Participate before June 02, 2019 23:59 UTC! 

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Meet our creator of the month - gi_leiva!

By Pauline Gaudillat on May 07, 2019 10:00 Featured Authors 0

This month, let's meet gi_leiva, one of our dearest members, who is going to celebrate her 7th anniversary as an eyeka creator in May! This Argentinean freelancer is always looking for learning, as her favorite quote from René Descartes says: “I would give everything I know for half of what I do not know.” Let's know more about her!

Tell us a bit more about yourself!

I'm from Córdoba, the most Mediterranean Argentine province. I'm 40 years old, I'm in a relationship with Mariano (42) for 24 years and we have 2 sons: Agustin (21) and Ciro (11). I work formally in the engineering department of a telecommunications company, but I got the greatest professional satisfaction as a Freelancer, especially as a creator ... in Eyeka.
I have a curious and self-taught personality, I love to investigate and learn new things, even those that are very technical or that are outside my "comfort zone". I am not afraid of the challenges, if something is far from my general knowledge, I deepen the research until I can understand what I need. Surely it is for this reason that I feel so good in eYeka: it allows me to grow in knowledge in each of the contests in which I join.
My dream is to live from my ideas and my creativity, whether in my country or any other that gives me the possibility to use my imagination to contribute to a better future for all.

How did you find out about eyeka?
The truth is that I do not remember how I got to eYeka, but I always say that I am "an internet girl" so I probably found this community looking, learning and researching new things on the web.

Do you have a creative process? If so, can you share a bit of your secret with our community? Where do you look for inspiration?
After much trial and error, I realized that the secret is to read and reread the brief to be completely sure what the challenge is, what the company needs and, above all, what our target wants. I usually investigate a lot the target audience: I am interested in knowing what they want, what they are talking about and what they need. Then, I select those "keywords" that result from my research and that will be the starting point of my proposal. After this, it's just a matter of giving my imagination complete freedom ...

When submitting an entry, how do you keep positive if it is rejected or not selected as a winning entry?
Once again, I will be honest: it is very difficult! It is inevitable to feel disappointed with myself when I think I have a winning idea and is rejected in the first moderation! However, I have to thank the moderators because every feedback received offers very valuable advice that allows us to improve each of the proposals and then be accepted without problems.
Generally, when the results are published, I am already focused on another contest. If my idea is not winning the disappointment lasts a little and sometimes it helps to give me more momentum in the new ideas that I am building.

What would you like to achieve (or have already achieved) with the prizes you will win/have won? Unfortunately, in my country, we are living a very complicated economic situation. We are in the middle of a crisis that includes constant increases in prices and rates, inflation is high and unfortunately our salary do not grow at the same rate. In this context, the eYeka awards have helped me to continue with my family without suffering economics needs as many of my compatriots are suffering.

If you had to describe eyeka in 3 words, what would they be?
Knowledge, community, opportunities

On May 5th, we will celebrate your 7th birthday as an eyeka creator. Amazing! How does that make you feel? What have you learned from the last 7 years?
7 years! Wonderful! I love being part of this beautiful community. I never felt anything negative in eYeka, both the comments of the moderators and those of some creators were always constructive and always take them into account because I think there is a good vibe around here. Thanks to eYeka I learned a lot because in its contests, not only asks me for new ideas, but also challenges me to perfect my techniques and expand my knowledge to achieve worthy presentations, which can live up to the great professionals who are part of the entire creative community.
I think what I value most of all this time in eYeka is the enormous amount of knowledge acquired and the wonderful community of which I feel part. It's like a beautiful global family and super creative.

Finally, is there anything you would like to share with our creators (secret, tip…)?
The main thing: "DO NOT BE AFRAID". Do not underestimate or be frightened by a contest that seems outside your "comfort zone". Search, read, research and learn about the subject. Improve techniques and eliminate the phrase "I cannot". As my husband says: "The world is of the Audacious" ;)

Thank you so much Gi!

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New contest from Olay! Show millennial women the magic behind Olay’s Essential Vitamin B3!

By Mikhail Kachakhidze on May 06, 2019 08:27 Call for entries 0

Show millennial women the magic behind Olay’s Essential Vitamin B3!

As young women approach 30 years old, they often go through key milestones ... more responsibility at work, marriage, having a baby ... Part of the evaluation or re-evaluation process that happens during these life-stage changes is the realization that one’s skin needs more serious taking care of. So, many women start looking for more than just hydration / moisturization from their skin care brand ...But, given the sophistication of the creams, the hyperbolic claims, the multitude of hero ingredients, and the higher price points, many women resolve to research which one to buy. So, again, what the brand claims in advertising is not enough. Thirty-somethings often seek to understand how the product works; not just what it promises.

Olay is delighted women want to do their “homework” before deciding which brand to buy, but it must do its part to be more transparent & informative about how Vitamin B3 works, the hero ingredient for the total product range.

It’s truly a skin hero, but Olay needs your help to foster a better understanding of how B3 (also called niacinamide) works. Can you help?

Create a series of 2 posters to creatively illustrate how Olay’s Essential Vitamin B3 works as a multi-tasking hero and why it’s so essential for your skin.

Format: 2 posters (a key visual + a tagline) + idea description

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Jury's Prize

  1. 2,500€
  2. 1,500€
  3. 500€

Entries will be accepted till May 19, 2019 23:59 UTC! 

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The workplace powered by data

By Thomas Langella on April 19, 2019 13:43 Call for entries 0

Envision how data can be leveraged to improve workers’ quality of life and the company’s performance!

As we start seeing the benefits of collecting and giving access to our data, people are progressively more open to allowing machines and companies to leverage it. They are willing to do so as they get something positive out of it: avoiding traffic jams when commuting, listening to the best playlists for workouts, optimizing their agenda to spend more time with family and friends, etc.

There are plenty of areas where the use of data is improving our lives for the better. And as we get to use more and more connected devices and objects of all kinds, there will be even more data to leverage in the near future. The thing is all these improvements seem to be limited to our personal life, at home and not at work / within the company.

Our client is a real estate company that finds, designs, builds and manages offices for its clients. Their role is to create the best working environment leveraging all solutions and technologies available. There are already some initiatives to leverage people’s data in the workplace, but it is still too little compared to the potential benefits. We need your creativity to envision how data can be leveraged in the workplace to improve people’s work life, contribute to new ways of working, and improve company performance.

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Jury's Prize

  1. 1,000€
  2. 750€
  3. 500€

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A new place to play for Ben & Jerry’s!

By Pauline Gaudillat on April 18, 2019 14:33 Call for entries 0

To all Ice Cream Lovers - Help Ben & Jerry’s find a new category to play in and create a new proposition for people who care about the planet as much as they care about the things they consume.

All around the world, ice cream is a true delight for everyone: it’s yummy, refreshing and gourmand at the same time. On a stick, in a pot or a cone, we all love having a nice ice cream from time to time!

Today, we are facing many changes that have an impact on the way we eat and drink, and ice cream consumption is affected by those changes. What people eat, why, when, where, and how they eat is the subject of significant consumer change. People are eating more on the go, with fragmented meal occasions, eating multiple “mini meals” throughout the day and building new rituals. 

That’s why Ben & Jerry’s, famous for its ethical sourcing of ingredients, needs your help. The brand is looking to stretch into other relevant categories such as e.g. chocolate, biscuits and drinks, introducing new products and services without being limited to ice cream. Can you help?

Create a new Ben & Jerry’s proposition that will help the brand to push its boundaries beyond ice cream!

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Jury's Prize

  1. 3,500€
  2. 2,000€
  3. 1,000€
  4. 500€

Submit your entry before MAY 1st, 23:59 UTC.

Good Luck!
eYeka team

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