Student Integrated Competition

The Integrated Competition is a hunt for brilliant, unique and creative talent from across MENA. In the run-up to the festival, students craft and submit their attention-grabbing campaigns using three forms of media in response to a brief set by SmartLife.

The work is judged and shortlisted online, before the winners are awarded live on stage at Dubai Lynx 2019.

The Integrated competition is now closed for entries – you still have time to enter the MBC competitions here.

Tips from jury presidents past and present

Kalpesh Patankar, Executive Creative Director at Young & Rubicam, MENA is leading this year's Student Awards jury. And he's got some advice for you if you're thinking of entering.

Meet the jury

"You have the freedom to be bold, to be fresh and to experiment"

In 2018, the student awards president was Walid Kanaan from TBWA/RAAD. Check out his video to see what advice he has for those entering this year.

"When judging, we look for work that makes us feel jealous"

In 2017, the jury was headed up by Firas Medrows from DDB Dubai and he has provided five great pieces of advice about how to win.

"Before you start, analyise the brief and do your research"

The first Student Awards President was Ramzi Moutran from Memac Ogilvy. Don't miss his advice if you are thinking of entering.

Enter the competition
before 16 December

Enter now

Student Competition Partners

  • Education Partner

    Dubai International Academic city
  • Student Competition Media Partner

  • Image Provider

  • Print Competition Partner

  • MBC Hack and MBC Youth Award

    MBC Group