Calling all young talent

Dubai Lynx are aligned with engaging MENA’s youth in the region and helping them discover their creative potential. As the region’s premiere festival for the creative communications industry, we aim to develop a generation of media, advertising and creative talent in the MENA region.

Take part in our Student Competitions

The competitions below are open to full time university students in MENA between the ages of 18-25.

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Who enters?

The curious, keen-to-learn university students that call MENA home are set to be the region’s future creative stars. The aim of the Dubai Lynx Student Competitions is to help them develop, thrive and showcase themselves to the creative communications industry.

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The Creative Hackathon

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The student hack in partnership with Dubai Media City allows students to participate in a realtime 24-hour competition. Taking place on 26 and 27 October, 2022 the competition allows them to earn industry-wide recognition by being awarded on stage at the 2023 Lynx Awards ceremony.

How to apply

In order to enter, apply before 7 October and if shortlisted, we will reach out to you. Please note that the competition is open only to students whose universities are affiliated with the Dubai Knowledge Park & Dubai International Academic City.

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Student Cover competition 

Dubai Lynx, in partnership with Campaign ME, calls for standout creative students from the MENA region to create the front cover for the issue of the magazine. The competition challenges entrants to create an exciting and original cover design based on a real brief. Enter now. The deadline for the competitions is 15 December 2022.

MBC Hack

Student Integrated Competition

This challenging competition asks students to craft and submit an attention-grabbing campaign using three forms of media in response to the brief set by a charity or NGO. Download the image files to get started on your entry. Enter now.

See the 2022 Winners

Take a look at the winners for the 2022 Student Cover Competition.

See the winning work
  • Student Competition Partners

    Dubai Media City
    Unstereotype Alliance