Dubai Lynx, to be an International Festival of Creativity, starting 2013


Dubai Lynx’s organizers announced changing its name from “International Advertising Festival” to “International Festival of Creativity”, to better reflect the involvement of the industry from one that has previously focused on traditional creative advertising to one that involves creativity in all forms of communications.

Dubai International Festival of Creativity is the leading awards and festival for creative excellence in advertising and communications in the Middle East and North Africa and the must-attend event on the region’s industry calendar. Since its launch in 2007, the number of entry categories at Dubai Lynx has more than doubled due to creativity stretching across a greater number of forms of communications.

Held at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, next year’s event will take place on March 10th-13th, and will once again include an unbeatable line-up of international jurors who will use their expertise to award the best in creativity.

Entering their 7th year, the Dubai Lynx awards are established as the must win awards for the MENA industry. As organisers, we always strive to keep pace and what is clear is that creativity crosses a great number of platforms, from social media to technologies to user-generated content, meaning that to term the event as an advertising festival is no longer relevant.

Emma Lancaster

Festival Director Dubai Lynx

The 2013 Dubai Lynx website will be live starting October 13th, with up-to-date information on the event including full details of how to register and enter. Held in association with the IAA – UAE Chapter and supported by Dubai Media City, the festival’s full programme will be released early 2013.

For next year’s edition, the entries will open on December 9th, with the entry deadline on February 7th.