Entry Process FAQs

Is my work eligible for Dubai Lynx?
The entry must have been created within the context of a normal paying contract and genuine brief from a brand OR, if it’s a case of self-promotion or a non-profit organisation, the brand has approved all the media / production / implementation. Download the Entry Kit for more information.

Eligibility dates are dependent on the Lynx Award and year that is being entered. Please check the eligibility criteria on our Rules & Eligibility page.

If you're not sure whether your work is eligible get in touch.

What are the key dates for entering my work into Dubai Lynx?
Entries open 27 October 2021 and our final deadline is 2 February 2022. You can find further details on our Dates & Fees page. 

How do I choose where to enter and find out more about the entry process?
Awards Experts are available all year to talk you through the process and give you further advice about any specific queries, including help with category selection. Please contact us.

Where can I find the material guidelines or media specifications?
The Supporting Material Guidelines can be found in Entry Kit 1. Download the Entry Kit.

When should I send the physical material ?
For Dubai Lynx 2022, we are not able to accept physical materials. Instead, you can provide a demo film of the physical samples for the jury to experience.
We also are not able to accept printed proofs for Outdoor, Print & Publishing and Industry Craft, you will instead provide a digital version of the work.
If you have any queries please get in touch with us.

I'm worried I won't be ready to submit my work before the deadline. Can I ask for more time?
If you are concerned that you won’t meet the final deadline on 2 February 2022, please get in touch.

Can I pay first and upload material later?
All media included in your entry must be the final version at the point that you complete and pay for them. No replacement or additional media can be accepted after an entry has been finalised and received by the Festival without exception.

What payment methods are accepted?
We accept Credit Card and Bank Transfer Payments .
If you wish to change your payment method after you have submitted your entries, please get in touch with our Awards Experts for more information.

Does the entry fee cover all my entries?
The entry fee is charged per individual entry, i.e. one piece of work entered in a single category.
The fees per Lynx Award differ, you can find all fees on our Dates & Fees page.

I have submitted my entries, what happens next?
After submission, each entry is reviewed by our Awards experts before it is presented to the Jury.
Please make sure that the Entry Contact is ready to be contacted by our team if we have any need for clarification about your entry.
Find out more about the judging process.

Can I withdraw my entry?
To request a withdrawal, please email withdrawals@dubailynx.com with your entry number and title. Please check our Dates & Fees page for further information on the withdrawals process.

When do I find out if I've won?
Shortlists will be announced on dubailynx.com in March 2022.
Winners will be announced on dubailynx.com