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Hanna Terranova: An engineer with creative juice – June 2017 Creator of the Month

By kajeeporntechataveekijkul on June 06, 2017 00:00 Featured Authors 0

Hello eYeka people!

How are you doing? Time flies so fast, can you believe that it’s already half of the year?!? Some of you may face some difficulties coming up with new idea for new challenges on eYeka. This month we want to introduce you a millennial from Canada, Hanna Terranova or Lo0. She has entered many contests on eYeka and never feel despaired of challenging herself with new contest. One interesting thing is she can financially support herself for studies in engineering school by winning contests on eYeka! Let’s get some inspiration from her.

Hi Hanna! Can you tell us a bit more about yourself and your story? What do you do besides your great creations on eYeka? Fun facts about you?

I have traveled a lot in my life: I spent my childhood in France, my adolescence in the West Indies, and finally I have just finished my bachelor of aerospace engineer in Canada. I love science; since childhood I always knew what I wanted to do but as the years passed, I really felt a lack of creativity in my life. Eyeka opened to me the doors of a new world that was somehow light-years of mathematical equations. I would even say it has become a passion. Next to that I've been working recently with an aeronautic manufacturer in Montreal and again, I cannot find the flexibility I have on Eyeka.

Wow! You are an aerospace engineer!!! What made you interested in design and creative world? Was there any inspiration or a person who inspired you?

When I was a child, I was already very creative. I wrote poems and stories, I did painting and drawing, in short I was very inspired by the world around me. I recently found my diary when I was 8 years old and I wrote that later, I wanted to be an "inventor" and an "astronomer" which is rather consistent with what I have become. In parallel I am also very competitive and I am motivated to always surpass me! It is therefore quite natural that I discovered Eyeka and that I was able to combine creativity and challenge.


You have been an eYeka member since 2009! That’s really long! Could you tell us how did you find out about us and why did you decide to join?

Yes I discovered Eyeka in 2009 but I did not post creation before 2014! Why so much time? I think I had a big lack of confidence in myself and I am quite modest about my creations. I'm always a little bit afraid of not being up to it or being judged. I discovered Eyeka simply by doing a google search of creative contests and then I forgot Eyeka for a few years. In 2014, I must say that it was the financial aspect that seduced me because being a student, it was not really easy financially. Thanks to the 4 contests I won, I was able to continue my studies serenely.

Can you share your creative process with eYeka contests? How can you come up with a great idea?

I always use the same process: I select the contests that interest me (those where you have to find a concept idea and not those where you have to make an advertising poster for example). Then I take inspiration from the spirit of the brand in order to stick to their image. I do research on the internet to inspire me and I end up doing a big brainstorming. As soon as I found the idea, the rest follows very naturally because I am rather good to explain clearly an idea on paper.

Up until now, you have submitted 77 accepted entries and won 4 prizes! How do you do it? Is there any tips and tricks you can share with other creators?

Thank you very much! I am both happy and surprised of these rewards! How do I do it? Well, as I mentioned in the previous question, I try to get as much inspiration as possible from the brands and from what is already happening in the world. Indeed I have a tip to give: look at the number of persons who is participating in a contest in the information window because the fewer participants, the more chances you have to win!

Do you have a favorite entry that you are especially proud of? If yes, why this one?

Yes the first contest I won: The Sweetarts candy! When I produced this creation I was a little bit discouraged because I had already participated in many competitions and had won nothing. So when I received the Eyeka mail to tell me that I had won this one I shouted for joy.

What have you been able to do or to achieve with the prizes you have won?

I literally could pay me two years of studies (rent, food, transport, telephone, outings, etc.). Winning these competitions felt so right because I was going through a very difficult financial period at the time: I worked 20 hours a week in a café in addition to classes and I was exhausted when I returned home at night. It's a chance to earn money with my passion! If I could, I would leave my work to involve myself entirely in Eyeka but unfortunately it is not stable enough for me. I can win three contests in one month and not win anything for a year, and that's the game!

If you could describe eYeka in 3 words, what would that be?

Flexible, challenging, exciting

And at last, what advices would you give to new creators?

It's a bit stereotypical but you have to always persevere. Some competitions are not based on design but just on the idea so EVERYONE has a chance. You have to persevere because developing a creative sense is not as simple as you think.

Finally I would like to end by saying a big thank you to Eyeka for giving me the chance to win 4 times and to have chosen me creator of the month of June.

Thank you so much, Hanna! You made us know that creative ideas can come from anyone, whoever you are, and wherever you’re from! We got inspired by you! ;)



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Nestlé: Chocolate & sweets gifting!

By pernianfarahani on June 02, 2017 12:27 Call for entries 0

Re-fresh Nestlé chocolates into gifts worth craving

We all buy chocolate for ourselves, on regular trips to the supermarket, and spontaneously, when we feel like having our favorite chocolate brand. But, when we buy gifts for others, it’s always nice to give the person something just a little more unique & special to make the intention count. The act of giving, the fun and excitement of unwrapping (the reveal), and discovering it, make the gift more rewarding for the giver, and for the receiver. Offering regular sweets or chocolate, in its regular packaging, is always nice, but NESTLÉ UK & Ireland would like to make these opportunities more special.   

Can you help create a unique sweet treat that people crave giving as gifts throughout the year?

Create an unexpected, original and slightly more premium chocolate gifting idea that both the giver & the receiver would be excited about.

Format: presentation in PDF with texts and visuals (sketches, illustrations, pictures) of a chocolate gifting concept, max 5 pages. 

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Jury's Prize

  1. 3,500€
  2. 2,000€
  3. 1,000€
  4. 500€
  5. 500€

We wish you good luck!

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Always for teenage girls!

By pernianfarahani on June 02, 2017 09:13 Call for entries 0

With Always Ultra Thin, teenage girls can have worry-free periods!

The teen years can be both exciting and difficult. Going through the physical and emotional changes during puberty is a sign of growing up, but can also make teenagers awkward and unsure of themselves. For girls between 11 and 13 years old, getting a period at school can be stressful. Constantly worried about privacy and possible leakage, they need the best support and protection they could get.

Always, one of the leading brands providing solutions for women’s intimate hygiene, has launched the Ultra Thin pad providing the best protection for them day and night.

Can you convince teenage girls that Always Ultra Thin is both discreet and absorbent, allowing them to enjoy their days without worrying about their period?

In an original poster, convince teenage girls that Always Ultra Thin are designed to protect them with discretion and good absorption.

FORMAT: Poster with tagline

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Jury's Prize

  1. 700€
  2. 500€
  3. 300€

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Name for Alcohol-free Drink!

By pernianfarahani on June 01, 2017 11:55 Call for entries 0

Invent a global name for alcohol free drink that can go all the way to the top!

One of the world’s leading breweries has developed a new drink. We call it a Soft Brew. It is a drink brewed with barley and hops, lightly sparkling and has a twist of a fruit juice added to it. It contains no alcohol and is purely natural.

We want to make a global brand name that covers this new drink. It is delicious, with character, refreshing and of high quality. We will brew several taste variations with lemon juice, grapefruit juice, apple, elderflower juice etc. 

Invent a name and a logo for the  brand new brewed soft drink that will go all the way to the top! 

Format: 1 page with name, logo and text description, PDF based on the template. 

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Jury's Prize

  1. 1,000€
  2. 600€
  3. 400€

We wish you good luck! 

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Tell young people today that they should drink responsibly!

By Natasha Miller on May 26, 2017 13:00 Call for entries 0

Tell young people today that they should drink responsibly!

Drinking alcohol is part of the social and cultural life of many communities around the globe. People enjoy drinking in social occasions as part of their lifestyle. However, drinking too much can cause harm to themselves and to people around them, which is why all alcohol companies promote drinking responsibly.

A world’s leading premium drinks company, has taken this responsibility to the next level, by working with prevention programs and different communication efforts to actively pursue a change of attitude and behavior.

In the meantime, the “do not drink and drive” message has proved effective because it talks about not being fool and risking their lives, without talking about losing control. Now, the leading alcohol company is looking for a new way to talk about responsible drinking that’s relevant for young people, so they would change their attitude and behavior when consuming alcohol beverages.

Can you help find the right relevant message for young adults?

Format: a poster + tagline with answers to two questions – 2 pages max.

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Jury's Prize

  1. 2,500€
  2. 1,000€
  3. 500€

Good luck!

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