Awards to honour the best

For more than 10 years, the Dubai Lynx Awards have celebrated the best work in the MENA region. They recognise, nurture and set the standard for brilliant creative.

Winning at Dubai Lynx puts you among the creative elite. It means you've created game-changing work; campaigns that delivered results and moved the creative needle. Winning means new business, global exposure, better talent retention and raising your company's creative bar to new levels.

Enter your work from 22 November 2018.

What's new in 2019?

The creative communications industry is in a state of flux and the Dubai Lynx Awards have been updated for 2019 to better reflect the exciting opportunities and amazing creative work emerging from the MENA region.

Important dates for Dubai Lynx

  • Dubai Lynx Entries open

    23 November 2018

  • Final Entry deadline

    9 February 2019

  • Dubai Lynx Awards Show and winners announced

    13 March 2019

Get inspired by
past winners

Uncover all the Dubai Lynx winners from 2009 to 2018 to see how creativity has evolved in the region over the last decade. Use the archive as reference to start thinking about where your best campaigns from this year might fit into the 2019 Lynx Awards.

See the winners

Celebrating the best

The winning work is announced and the Lynx trophies are proudly collected at the Dubai Lynx Awards Show. It's a glamorous event celebrating the region's best creativity. It takes place on 13 March 2019, following the close of the festival, at the Jumeirah Madinat Arena. Tickets on sale at the end of October.

Make your mark in a competition for future stars

Some of the world's most curious, keen-to-learn students and young talent call MENA home and the competitions help them show the region what they're made of.

Whether it's the Young Lynx Competitions at Dubai Lynx itself, or one of the Student Competitions and MDC Group Student Initiatives prior to the event, these competitions are an amazing opportunity to get noticed and supercharge your career.

Unleash your creative spirit at a Young Lynx Competition

Fancy yourself a future communications superstar? Show the region what you're made of by competing at Dubai Lynx. You and a partner will have just 24 hours at the festival to tackle a live brief set by a leading charity or NGO competing against teams from across MENA. You'll then be judged by some of the world's most respected creative names.

The reward for victory? A moment on stage at the Lynx Awards Show and all the creative exposure and validation that goes with it.

Dive into the creative world with a Dubai Lynx student initiative

Studying advertising or something similar in the region? Try an exciting communications challenge for students to craft a print or integrated campaign in response to a live brief set by a leading charity or NGO. It's a great way to take your first step into the industry and experience Dubai Lynx yourself.

In addition, this year, MBC Group has partnered with Dubai Lynx to offer students two more exciting opportunities to kickstart their careers with a one-month internship at MENA’s leading media company.

Enter your work
from 23 November

Detailed information about the categories and rules will be published soon.