Winners of Dubai Lynx 2020 student competitions announced
Posted on 2020 May,15

Dubai Lynx has announced the winners of this year’s two student competitions - The Student Print Competition and the MBC Youth Award.


Designed to develop the region’s future creative leaders, the competitions offer university students a unique opportunity to gain experience working on professional briefs that showcase their talent to the region’s creative experts.

The entries were judged by six industry leaders from across the MENA region:
Juggi Ramakrishnan, CCO MENA, Memac Ogilvy
Hessa Alsudairy, Creative Director, JWT KSA
Sherif Ghoname, Regional Associate Creative Director, Kijamii/CAI
Naila Fattouh, Head of Strategic Planning, FP7/CAI
Simone Milani, Senior Copywriter, Impact BBDO Dubai
Sara Egavian, Art Director, Leo Burnett Beirut.

Led by Juggi Ramakrishnan, the jury judged over 200 entries and the winners of this year’s Student Print Competition and the MBC Youth Award (Integrated) are as follows:

The Student Print Competition (sponsored by Masar)
1st place:
Naya Hachwa, SAE Institute Dubai

2nd place:
Chloe Maria El Khoueiri, Lebanese American University

3rd place:
Dina Kandil, University of Business & Technology (JCA)

The MBC Youth Award (Integrated)
1st place:
Chloe Maria El Khoueiri, Lebanese American University

2nd place (Joint):
Jean-Pierre Hajj, Lebanese American University
Hana Ghemrawi, Lebanese American University

3rd place:
Omar AlObaidly, City University College of Ajman

Congratulating this year’s winners, Thea Skelton, Dubai Lynx’s Festival Director commented: “We are thrilled to announce this year’s student competition winners. Despite the absence of the Festival this year, creativity in the region continues to thrive. The students’ responses to the challenging briefs set by our jury showed levels of ingenuity and a passion for their craft. Recognising and supporting the rising stars in the MENA region is imperative to the future success of the creative community and is an integral element of Dubai Lynx.”

Richard Addington, Regional Director of Marketing & Media, MBC, sponsors of the Youth Award added: “It’s always great to see how students will respond to a brief and address current business objectives. I was really impressed with the quality of the submissions. Everyone showed their creative side, however the ones that stood out were able to translate that into an innovative platform and bring it to life across multiple touchpoints. Congrats to all the winners; the future of our industry is in safe hands.”