Vicks Zzz Posters コンテスト終了
eYeka エクスプレス

Help Vicks Zzz to break a stigma about sleeplessness and sleep aid products.

開始 2015年06月19日(金) 終了 2015年07月05日(日) 23時59分00秒 +0000 UTC 審査 結果 2015年09月
2015年07月05日(日) 23時59分00秒 +0000 UTC


There is a strong stigma about sleep aid products.

People think it is only for serious sleep problems. They see it as a very strong product that causes habits and contributes to a rude awakening that ruins your day. They don’t think it’s for them. They think that sleep aids are only for anxious/crazy people.

Yet, sleep problems are very common: 60% of people have claimed to have sleep problems. Vicks Zzz is the perfect product to face those small difficulties. 

Vicks Zzz is the first sleep aid product without medical recipe that heals sleeplessness without negative effects. It provides you a deep sleep to wake up refreshed. Above all, people are not suffering from any habits after consuming it.


Create a print ad that shows that sleep problems are more common than you think and that Vicks Zzz can help you sleep easily and wake up refreshed.

Thanks to Vicks Zzz, break the stigma about sleep aid products. A product that helps you sleep easily and wake up refreshed - a product without medical recipe that doesn’t cause any form of habits. People should have to think that way: “Vicks Zzz is the product for me. Sleep aids is not only for anxious or crazy people, it is for me too when I sleepless”.

Let people know that sleeplessness is a common thing. People feel more comfortable treating that issue when they perceive that it is normal and not drastic to use a sleep aid. Keep in mind that they are more comfortable treating sleeping problems when they recognize the case of their sleeplessness is external.

Please consider these three dimensions about the brand Vicks when submitting your entry:

  • Their products are efficient,
  • Their products are always a sensorial experience,
  • They always express family values to positioning themselves as a care taker.

One more thing: do not focus on the negative side, do not use sick people.

We’d love to know more about your creative thinking. Feel free to explain your entry: why do you think your idea will break the stigma about sleeplessness and sleep aid products and how will we see Vicks Zzz as an efficient and casual product.



A good example for this contest:

Idea | A working guy going home after a week of hard work. It’s Friday night and he wants a deep rest to be fully operational to play with his children the next day morning.
Execution | A print that shows a 35 y.o. guy still in bed, early in the morning. We see him holding his daughter. They are both smiling, both full of energy. The light is bright and the color environment is white – it is a very positive picture. In the print, there is a packshot of the product.

It’s a good example because the consumption of the product seems casual and it is positive.


A bad example for this contest:

Idea | A working guy going home from work. He is depressed and having a cold. He decided to take a Vicks Zzz to sleep properly during the night.
Execution | Aprint in which we see a 35 y.o. guy, sick and alone in his room and lay down in bed. The product is on his bedside table.

It is a bad example because the environment is negative and the product seems to be used for serious reason, not for a casual one.


  • #1 1,500€
  • #2 600€
  • #3 400€


Print ad: photo or illustration with tagline and text explanation (2 pages in total, PDF only).


Break the stigma about sleeplessness and show the sleep aid product of Vicks as a very casual product.



  • Entries for this contest are accepted in English only


  • 参加エントリーに個人情報(名前、連絡先、メールアドレス等)を開示しない
  • 受賞者として選ばれた場合作品の高品質を保つ
  • コンテストにおいてあなたの作品の自作権は守られます
  • メディアに貢献している著者と配役それぞれから書面による承諾を得なければなりません。
  • 自分のものでない作品(音楽、写真、デザインその他)がある場合は、メディア詳細のなかに、使用する音楽や画像が自分の創作であるかどうか記入し、自分に使用権を許可する許可証のリンクをつけてください。
  • コンテストルールに従ってeYekaとそのクライアントが作品を使用することを許可するものを書面にて提出して下さい
  • コンテストルールに従っていないと見做される作品はコンテストに参加できません