The Dubai Lynx Student Competitions

The curious, keen-to-learn university students that call MENA home are set to be the region's future creative superstars. The aim of the Dubai Lynx Student Competitions is to help them develop, thrive and showcase themselves to the creative communications industry.

Masar Student Creative Competition for Print

A challenging and exciting chance for students to craft their strongest print campaign and gain recognition within the creative industry.

Student Integrated Competition

A real communications challenge for students to create an integrated campaign using three forms of media and show the creative industry what they're made of.

  • Student Competition Education Partner

  • Student Competition Media Partner


University of the Year

Each shortlisted or winning Student Competition entry accumulates points for the student's university, and the university with the highest score wins the prestigious University of the Year Award. The winner is celebrated at the Dubai Lynx Awards on 14 March in front of industry greats.

2017 winner: American University in Dubai

Meet the Students Awards Jury

  • Walid

    President Walid Kanaan

    Chief Creative Officer


  • Dana

    Dana Alhanbali

    Managing Partner

    Beattie + Dane

  • Dana

    Dana Al-Kutoubi

    Head of Strategic Planning

    J. Walter Thompson Saudi Arabia

  • Paul

    Paul Banham *joint with Oliver Robinson

    Executive Creative Director

    President McCann Creative Council - Middle East & Africa

  • Oliver

    Oliver Robinson *joint with Paul Banham

    Senior Creative Director


  • Mohammed Bahmishan

    Mohammed Bahmishan

    Executive Creative Director

    Leo Burnett Jeddah