Dubai Lynx rescheduled to September 

In light of recent developments in respect to COVID-19 we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Dubai Lynx Festival. As a festival, our priority is absolutely the safety of our attendees, delegates and team. We are going to reschedule the festival to 6-9 September 2020.

Please note that all entries will be valid for the new festival dates along with passes and awards seats purchased. We will keep you updated with further information.

The Student Competitions

The Dubai Lynx Student Competitions aim to develop and showcase the region’s future creative superstars. For student’s studying advertising, graphic design, marketing, communications, media or another relevant field, then the competition is an ideal opportunity to get experience working to a real brief, to be recognised by MENA’s creative greats and to be crowned the best in the region.

MBC Student Hack

The MBC Student Hack rewards young creative talent, whereby students work on a Corporate Social Responsibility brief in groups and will be challenged to create a solution to it within just 24 hours. MBC will shortlist the applications to just 21 students in the MENA region, and group the students into teams who will tackle the brief.

MBC will draft and create the brief given to students onsite at the Dubai Lynx International Festval of Creativity 2020. Students who are shortlisted need to make themselves available for the duration of the Dubai Lynx Festival.

The competition is now closed for entries.

Why enter?

In an effort to drive and nurture the young creative talent in the MENA region there are three exciting competitions for the Festival 2020. The competition is open to full time university students in the MENA region, between the ages of 18-25 who are studying full-time in either media, advertising, PR, communications or other similar field.

Shortlisted students will receive a ticket to Dubai Lynx 2020 to experience the festival, network and be inspired. The winning students will be awarded at the Dubai Lynx awards in front of industry greats in the region giving you an awesome opportunity to showcase and promote your talent!


Print Competition Shortlist

Naya Hachwa SAE Institute Dubai
Chloe Maria El Khoueiri Lebanese American University
Dina Kandil University of Business & Technology, KSA
Zaina AlMaleh University of Business & Technology, KSA
Jairus Ziv Adriano SAE Institute Dubai
Adham Gabr Middlesex University, Dubai
Amina Khan Middlesex University, Dubai
Nabiya Nanjiani Middlesex University, Dubai
Chloe Maria El Khoueiri Lebanese American University
Michael Dalpiaz Middlesex University, Dubai

MBC Youth Award Shortlist

Chloe Maria El Khoueiri Lebanese American University
Jean-Pierre Hajj Lebanese American University
Hana Ghemrawi Lebanese American University
Shamma Al Hammadi Zayed University
Omar AlObaidly City University College of Ajman CUCA
Samah Kokan Middlesex University, Dubai
Kurian Jacob Middlesex University, Dubai
Zainab Al Remeithi Zayed University
Khulood Almenhali Zayed University
Hafsa Bilal SAE Institute Dubai

Key Dates

MBC Student Hack Entries Closes: Thursday 13 February 2020
Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity: 6-9 September 2020

Download the Student competition guide >

Student Print Competition  

The Student Print Competition is a hunt for brilliant, unique creative talent from across MENA. Students are to create an attention-grabbing print campaign in response to a brief by Emirates Environmental Group for their Can Collection Campaign.

The 2020 competition is now closed for entries.

MBC Youth Award (Integrated Competition)

MBC GROUP has always believed that our region needs its youth to progress. We advocate the empowerment and inclusion of Youth in words and deeds.

This second edition of the MBC YOUTH AWARD (MYA) aims to set the creative bar higher in a bid to defy the norm in what the youth of today ‘can be’ versus what they ‘should be’ in the future.

In this endeavor, MBC GROUP is committing to a long-term youth-centric and Student-oriented empowerment strategy, to foster creativity, and to promote the discovery, nurturing and adoption of fresh talent!

The 2020 competition is now closed for entries.

Who's judging your work?

Meet the Student Jury

University of the Year

Each shortlisted or winning student competition entry accumulates points for your university. The university with the highest score wins the prestigious University of the Year Award.

In 2019, the University of the Year was Middlesex University in Dubai.

See the winner
  • Student Competition Media Partner

    Ed Arabia
  • Image Provider

  • Student Print Award

  • MBC Hack and MBC Youth Award

    MBC Group