Information

Dates & Fees

Key dates

Entries open24 November 2016
Eligibility dates1 February 2016 – 28 February 2017
Early Bird Deadline25 January 2017
Entries Deadline7 February 2017

Entry fees

Category Fee before 25 January 2017 Fee after 25 January 2017
Branded Content & Entertainment USD 585USD 640
Creative Effectiveness USD 585USD 640
DesignUSD 399
USD 454
Direct USD 399USD 454
Film USD 399USD 454
Film Craft USD 399USD 454
Innovation  USD 399USD 454
Integrated USD 675USD 730
Interactive USD 399
USD 454
Media USD 399
USD 454
Mobile USD 399
USD 454
Outdoor  USD 399USD 454
Print & Outdoor Craft USD 399
USD 454
Print & Publishing USD 399
USD 454
Promo & Activation USD 399
USD 454
PR  USD 399USD 454
Radio  USD 399USD 454


A USD 55 late fee per entry will be added after the early bird deadline (25 January 2017).

Please note any entries that are submitted with incorrect / holding / fake JPG, MP3, MOV files, etc will be charged the higher rate, even if they come in before the early bird deadline.

Cancellations, refunds and withdrawals


ENTRANT WITHDRAWALS FROM THE FESTIVAL:

A. Entrant withdrawals before 25 January 2017

If an entrant withdraws work they have paid for from the festival before 25 January 2017, the following options are available to them:

I. Submit a replacement entry to the same Dubai Lynx award (e.g. Direct) or an alternative award, up to the official
deadline.

II. Be issued a refund after the Festival has ended.

III. Use the credit at a future Dubai Lynx Festival.

B. Entrant withdrawals after 25 January 2017
If entrants withdraw work they have paid for from the festival after 25 January 2017, they are not eligible for a refund or credit towards future Dubai Lynx Festivals, regardless of any extension of the original deadline. This rule applies regardless of the reason for withdrawal.

This includes, but is not limited to; the work not airing in time, client consent being removed, wanting to enter a different category or new/updated media (i.e. case film, JPG, PDF, etc.).

FESTIVAL ORGANISER WITHDRAWALS, AT ANY TIME:

The Festival Organisers may withdraw ineligible work from the festival at any time before or after the official deadline. If the Festival Organisers withdraw work that has been paid for, the following options may be available to the entrant:

I. Submit a replacement entry to the same Dubai Lynx award (e.g. Direct) or an alternative award, time-allowing and
only at the discretion of the Festival.

II. Be issued a refund after the Festival has ended.

III. Use the credit at a future Dubai Lynx Festival.

Festival withdrawal reasons include, but are not limited to, the following:

• The work was entered the previous year, in the same Dubai Lynx award
• The work has been entered too many times
• The work is in the wrong category
• The work has been deemed ineligible for the Festival (see ‘Rules: Entrant position’, ‘Rules: Festival position’ and statement on ‘Ineligible or scam entries’ for more information).

ALL WITHDRAWALS:

• If an entry is submitted to replace a withdrawn entry that has already been paid for, the funds will be transferred,
whenever possible, to the new entry. Select the ‘Bank Transfer’ option at the point of payment on the new entry to
pursue this option.
• Any difference in the cost of the entries must be covered by the entrant.
• If the entry being replaced was charged at the early fee rate, this lower fee will be honoured for the replacement.
• All invoicing will be conducted post Festival, at which time credit notes will be issued for any entries eligible for refunds

or credit for future Festivals.

• Refunds can only be requested after a credit note has been issued. This credit note entitles you to a refund, or use of
the funds towards future Dubai Lynx Festivals.

• To request a refund you must send the following to the Dubai Lynx finance team at payments@dubailynx.com:

1. A copy of the credit note from our finance department

2. Proof of the original payment (for the sale(s) referenced on the credit note) e.g. Bank Transfer confirmation or Credit
Card confirmation

3. The following bank details issued on company headed paper (if eligible to be refunded via this means):

Account Name
Account Number
Bank Name
Bank Address
Sort Code (if applicable)
BIC/SWIFT (if applicable)
IBAN

• To request using this credit for future Dubai Lynx festivals, you must send the following to the Dubai Lynx finance team
at payments@dubailynx.com

1. A copy of the credit note from our finance department

2. Festival submission details, included entry reference number, e.g. Dubai Lynx 2017 DL /100
The credit will be offset against any future balance outstanding for payment.

Refunds or credit for a future Festival are only allowed to the company as specified on the credit note. Credit cannot be transferred to another company.

Notification of winners

1. All judging takes place in Dubai, the award winning entries will be selected by an international jury.

2. Shortlisted work and winners will be announced on www.dubailynx.com.

3. Winners are announced at the relevant Festival award shows and will appear online.

4. The Entrant Company will be named alongside the winning work, at the awards show and will receive trophies and certificates, where appropriate.

5. Duplicate trophies can be purchased by other companies or individuals credited on the work, after the Festival.