Dubai lynx inagurate student print compettition and award
In partnership with Masar Printing & Publishing
29 January 2013 – The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity has announced the introduction of a new student competition and award for 2013 in partnership with Masar Printing & Publishing. The Dubai Lynx Masar Student Creative Award for Print, which launches Monday 4 February as a Print competition, will offer an exciting platform that will propel talented students into the creative spotlight.
Offering a fantastic opportunity to full-time university students across the Middle East and North Africa region, the competition invites students to design a Poster to fit the brief given by a designated charity. The brief will be available online from 4 February at www.dubailynx.com from which point competitors will have until 14 February to design, create and submit their Poster. All entries will be judged during the Festival by the official Dubai Lynx jury. The winner will then be revealed and presented with their prize, courtesy of Masar Printing & Publishing, during the Dubai Lynx Awards which takes place on the evening of 13 March.
About the competition, Faisal Bin Haider, General Manager of Masar Printing & Publishing, says, “MASAR means the Path, and I wish for the Dubai Lynx Masar Creative Award to be the path for young talent in their successful careers. We are glad to support Dubai Lynx's vision and commitment to contribute to the education and human resources development, and we are pleased to launch this initiative with our valuable partner Dubai Lynx to help young university students from UAE and across the MENA region to develop and exhibit their creative communication skills, giving them the opportunity to be part of one of the best advertising festivals in the region, which we believe will create a new generation of creative and marketing leaders.”
Steve Latham, Director of Talent & Training at Dubai Lynx comments, “The Dubai Lynx Masar Student Creative Award for Print is a really important launch which enhances a key value of the Festival: to foster young talent, providing an opportunity for the next generation to showcase their creative skills. For the students to have their work exhibited to both the region’s creatives and an international jury of industry leaders really is an incredible and unmissable opportunity.”
Additionally, all entries into the student competition will be on display throughout the event in a special exhibition at the Madinat Jumeirah, home to the Festival.
Countries eligible to enter the competition are: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Kenya, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, West Bank & Gaza, Western Sahara, Yemen. All entries should be submitted online, by the 14 February deadline. Further information can be found online at www.dubailynx.com.
Any students wishing to attend Dubai Lynx 2013 can take advantage of the special student package which offers a discounted package to students aged 23 and under, while providing access to all Festival activities including two and a half days of seminars, workshops, shortlist exhibitions and networking.