Awards FAQs

When is the next edition of Dubai Lynx Awards?
The next edition of the Dubai Lynx Awards will take place in March 2021, when we look forward to welcoming back the region’s top brands and the creative industries to celebrate the best creativity from the region.

I submitted entries for Dubai Lynx 2020, what happens next?
The work that would have been judged in 2020 will now be judged in 2021.

Can I still enter work that would have been eligible for Dubai Lynx 2020?
Yes, you can enter either ‘2020 Work’ or ‘2021 Work’ up until the final deadline on 3 February 2021.

The specific eligibility dates and requirements for ‘2020 Work’ and ‘2021 Work’ are detailed on our Rules & Eligibility page.

If you're not sure whether your work is eligible get in touch. We strongly recommend checking eligibility before you start to create your entry submissions.

Will ‘2020 Work’ be judged against ‘2021 Work’?
Work from the 2020 eligibility period will be judged in separate sessions to work from the 2021 eligibility period.
The same jury will judge both year’s work, but in separate sessions.

Will you be awarding Lynx trophies for work from 2020 and Lynx trophies for work from 2021?
Yes, we will be awarding two sets of Lynx trophies at the 2021 festival; one set for work from the 2020 eligibility period and another set for the work from the 2021 eligibility period.

Have there been any changes to the Lynx Awards and categories in 2021?
We have not removed any categories or Lynx Awards from the 2020 list, however we have introduced new categories. Find out more about what’s new
If you feel your work is better suited to a new category, you will be able to move your work.
Please see Part A of the Rules for further information



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 11 November 2020 and our final deadline is 3 February 2021. 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 2021, 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 3 February 2021, 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 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 on 16 March 2021
Winners will be announced on