Awards and Competitions

The Dubai Lynx Awards celebrate the best creative work in MENA. They recognise, nurture and set the standard for brilliant creative work in the region's creative communications industry each year.

Judging takes place during the Dubai Lynx festival. Find out who awarded the 2018 Lynx trophies.

Why enter?

The Dubai Lynx Awards 2019 will open for entries at the end of the year when you can put your work forward for the chance to gain recognition from leading brands and agencies, attract new business and the best talent and benchmark yourself against MENA's creative elite.

See the work that won in 2018 and in previous years.


Everyone comes together at the end of the festival to celebrate the year's best creative work. The magical evening sees the Dubai Lynx creative community cheer on colleagues, check out the competition and admire the incredible work to come out of MENA in 2018.

Grand Prix winning work

Branded Content & Entertainment Grand Prix

Havas Media Middle East, Dubai, UAE, “Imagine Dubai” for DCTCM - Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing

Creative Effectiveness Grand Prix

TBWARAAD, Dubai, UAE “One-Drop Bottle”, for Henkel

Direct Grand Prix

TBWARAAD, Dubai, UAE, “The Promoticon” for McDonald's

Grand Prix for Good Grand Prix

Ogilvy & Mather Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, “The World's Most Eligible Bachelor” for Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Film Craft Grand Prix

Memac Ogilvy Advize, Amman, Jordan, “Fear of Flying” for Royal Jordanian

Film Grand Prix

Vice Arabia, Dubai, UAE, “We're Listening - The Bil Arabi Documentary”

Healthcare Grand Prix

The Classic Partnership Advertising, Dubai, UAE, “Footnote for the Breast” for Medcare Women & Children Hospital

Interactive Grand Prix

TBWARAAD, Dubai, UAE, “#SHEDRIVES” for Nissan Saudi Arabia

Innovation Grand Prix

TBWARAAD, Dubai, UAE, “Highway Gallery” for Louvre Abu Dhabi

Media Grand Prix

FP7/RUH, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, “The Woman Behind the Veil” for Al Rajhi Bank

Mobile Grand Prix

TBWA\RAAD, Dubai, UAE, “The Promoticon” for McDonald's

Outdoor Grand Prix

  1. Walter Thompson Beirut, Lebanon, “Em Khalil” for Bou Khalil Supermarket Corporate

PR Grand Prix

TBWARAAD, Dubai, UAE, “CamelPower” for Nissan

Promo & Activation Grand Prix

TBWARAAD, Dubai, UAE, “CamelPower” for Nissan

Radio & Audio Grand Prix

TBWARAAD, Dubai, UAE, “Highway Gallery” for Louvre Abu Dhabi

Awards categories

The Competitions

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

Showcasing young talent with MBC Group

MBC Group has partnered with Dubai Lynx on a new initiative offering aspiring young creatives the opportunity to kickstart their careers with a one-month internship at MENA's leading media company and gain recognition from a jury of the region's top creatives.

The MENA Showcase

This in-depth guide to MENA's creative output includes thorough reports of each country's creative performance and a detailed overview of Dubai Lynx winners from 2015 to 2017. From the the top-performing city to the highest-ranking agencies and most-awarded countries, it's an exhaustive resource for local industry knowledge.